Kaity Tong

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American television journalist (1947)
Fri Jun 05 2020
By   Selena

Chinese-American broadcast journalist, Kaity Tong has been working as a news personality since 1981. During her career, she won several prestigious awards including Emmy Award, the Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary International. In addition to that, Tong has starred as a news reporter in movies such as Woolf, Marci X, and Night Falls on Manhattan.

The adorable newsreader Kaity 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 the Chinese Filipino ethnicity. Tong graduated with a Bachelor of arts degree from Bryn Mawr College in English literature.

Who is Kaity Tong Husband?

Kaity, who was accepted to the doctoral program of Stanford University in Chinese and Japanese literature currently lives a single life. After the separation from her former partners, Tong now lives a single life without having any romantic affair.

The Chinese born American journalist Kaity Tong shared a son named Philip Long with her first husband, Robert 'Bob' Long.
Image: The Chinese born American journalist Kaity Tong shared a son named Philip Long with her first husband, Robert 'Bob' Long.
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The WPIX-TV (Pix-11) news co-anchor Kaity was previously in a marital relationship with Robert, aka Bob Long. Kaity's ex-spouse Robert is a former vice president and news director at the NBC-owned flagship station, KNBC-TV.

How and when Long and Tong met one another and tied the wedding knot is unclear. But, from the marital relationship, they shared a son named Philip Long. The journalist Kaity and her first husband Bib got divorced on September 25, 2009.

 Kaity Tong's former husband, Robert Long, and a son, Philip Long.
Picture: Kaity Tong's former husband, Robert Long, and a son, Philip Long.
Source: Instagram @kaitytong

As per Tong's social media post, Bob is no more in this world. Back on September 1, 2020, she shared a childhood image of her son alongside his father captioning, "Happy Birthday to Bob Long in Heaven. Always loved. Always missed. Especially by his son, Philip. RIP."

Second Husband: Patrick Callahan

After the separation from Robert, Kaity began her romantic affair with Patrick Callahan, who works as a photographer. Like the first wedding, her second marriage with Callahan also remains low key. 

The PIX 11 news anchor Kaity Tong also separated from her second husband Patrick Callahan, a photographer.
Photo: The PIX 11 news anchor Kaity Tong also separated from her second husband Patrick Callahan, a photographer.
Source: Instagram @kaitytong

Neither Patrick nor Kaity have shared a glimpse regarding their marriage. Not only that, but the exact date and reason behind their judicial separation also lack. Additionally, Patrick and Kaity did not share any kids from their marital bond.

How Much Net Worth Does Kaity Tong Have?

As of early 2021, 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 the journalism and acting field. Currently, her remuneration falls in around $60755, which is an average news anchor salary.

Kaity Tong was Fired from WABC-TV in 1991
Picture: Kaity Tong on the Set of PIX11 News
Source: Twitter @KaityTong

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, 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.

Significants Works and Accolades

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 her high pay, family background, and age. Then, in 1992, she joined WPIX as the first female anchor on the network.

Kaity Tong attends the 2019 Adapt Leadership Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on March 14, 2019
Snap: Kaity Tong attends the 2019 Adapt Leadership Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on March 14, 2019
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As of now, she's working on PIX11 News at 10 pm as a host, and at 5 pm as PIX News. She has made her appearance in TV movies such as Lost Souls, People I Know, The WPIX Yule Log: A Log's Life, 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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