|Full Name||Kaity Tong|
|Birth Name||Kaity Tong|
|Profession||American television journalist|
|Father Name||George Tong|
|Spouse||Patrick Callahan (Present Husband), Robert Long (Ex-Husband)|
|No Of Children||One son (Philip Long)|
|Education||Bryn Mawr College, Stanford University|
|Date of Birth||July 23,1947|
Chinese-American broadcast journalist, Kaity Tong has been working as a newsreader or newscaster in New York City since 1981. During her career, she won several prestigious honors including the Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary International. In addition to that, she has starred as a news reporter in movies such as Woolf, Marci X and Night Falls on Manhattan.
She was born on July 23, 1947, in Qingdao, China to the parents, George Tong and AnitaTong. But she moved to the United States with her family at age four. She holds dual American-Chinese nationality and belongs to Chinese Filipino ethnicity. Tong graduated with a Bachelor of arts degree from Bryn Mawr College in English literature.
As of now, Kaity studied at a doctoral program at Stanford University, has been living a blissful married life along with her husband, Patrick Callahan, who works as a photographer. In fact, there is no news of rumors about their extramarital affairs on the media which leads to a divorce.
But, the married couple, Tong, 72, and Patrick prefer a very low key life when it comes to sharing details of their partnership with the media. Because of their discreet existence, their exact date of marriage remains private or away from the limelight.
The 5 feet and 6 inches tall reporter shares one son named Philip Long with ex-husband Robert Long. He is a former news director who is best known as a vice-president at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. They were together until September 25, 2009.
Apart from her relationship, the PIX11 News anchor undergone two serious abdominal surgeries to correct acute gastrointestinal perforation.
As of early 2020, Kaity Tong allegedly has an estimated net worth of $4.5 million, as per some online tabloids. She mainly accumulates her income and earnings throughout her career in journalism and acting field. Currently, her remuneration falls in around $60755, which is an average news anchor salary.
Tony was reportedly earning $750 thousand per year while working at WABC-TV until 1991, but later she was replaced by Susan Roesgen. In addition to her reporting sector, she has also added some amount from the field of acting. Similarly, in her debut 1994 film, Wolf grossed $131 million worldwide on the $70 million budget.
Emmy Award-winning news anchor is also quite involved in charitable works such as the Manhattan Children's Museum, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the Hard of Hearing League, and Friends for Life.
Tong started her professional journalism career by working for KPIX-TV in San Francisco. She eventually started working on California's KCRA-TV as a co-anchor from 5 pm-11 pm. Newscasts in December 1979.
Soon, in 1981, Kaity moved to WABC-TV in New York City where Linda Church had also been working. But, in 1991 she was fired from WABC-TV for several reasons including because of her high pay, family background, and age. Then, in 1992, she joined WPIX as the first female anchor on the network.
As of now, she's working on PIX11 News at 10 pm as a host, and at 5 pm as PIX News. She has also worked on several channels, such as Lost Souls, People I Know, The WPIX Yule Log: A Log 's Life, Wolf, City Hall, Marci X, and more.
During her career, she has received numerous awards including The Women's Project Exceptional Achievement Award, and Star Award, and Rotary International. She also awarded the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor for her entire work.
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