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Kaity Tong

Selena Published On Fri Jun 05 2020   Modified On Fri Jun 05 2020
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Full NameKaity Tong
First NameKaity
Last NameTong
Birth NameKaity Tong
ProfessionAmerican television journalist
EthnicityChinese Filipino
Birth CityQingdao
Birth CountryChina
Father NameGeorge Tong
Mother NameAnitaTong
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpousePatrick Callahan (Present Husband), Robert Long (Ex-Husband)
No Of ChildrenOne son (Philip Long)
EducationBryn Mawr College, Stanford University
Height167.6 cm
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Date of BirthJuly 23,1947
Age73 years


    Body and Relation Status of Kaity Tong

    What is Kaity Tong marital status ?Married
    How many children does Kaity Tong have ?One son (Philip Long)
    Who is Kaity Tong married with?Patrick Callahan (Present Husband), Robert Long (Ex-Husband)
    What is the height of Kaity Tong?167.6 cm
    What is the weight of Kaity Tong?kg

    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.

    Who is Kaity Tong Husband? Her Children

    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.

    Kaity Tong is a Twice Married Woman
    Caption: Kaity Tong Take a Snap with Taxi Driver Named Manny Anzalota
    Source: Twitter @mrferrariitaxi

    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.

    How Much Net Worth Does Kaity Tong Have?

    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.

    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, 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.

    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 because of 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
    Image: Kaity Tong attends the 2019 Adapt Leadership Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on March 14, 2019
    Source: Getty Images

    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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