Kaity Tong Biography


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Birth Name: Kaity Tong
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Birth Country: China
Age:   70 Years
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Recipient of Exceptional Achievement Award from The Women’s Project, Kaity Tong is a Chinese American broadcast journalist, news anchor and presenter. She is famous for being a television news anchor in New York City. Talented and ebullient, Kaity Tong was born on 23 July 1947 in Qingdao, China to George Tong and Anita Tong. She was raised their till she was four and then she moved to United States. She is of an American nationality and is of Chinese descent ethnicity.

Kaity Tong is married for twice in her life. Tong was first married to Robert Long. Robert Long is a former news director and he is also known for his work at Los Angeles's KNBC-TV as its vice president. From this married life they also had a child together; a son named Philip Long. Unfortunately. they later ended their marital relationship with a divorce.

Later on Tong went on to date a new boyfriend Patrick Callahan, they were having romantic love affairs and eventually they got married. Patrick Callahan is a professional photographer and they are now married. She is happy to have him as her loving spouse and the family of three are living happily together without any divorce rumors.

Tong was talented since a young age. She joined Bryn Mawr College as an undergraduate student on an academic scholarship. There she majored in English literature and she also earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from there. She joined Stanford University after she got admitted in doctoral program with a major in Chinese and Japanese literature.

These she induced her desire in broadcasting and then she joined KPIX-TV All-News Radio as morning editor and producer. She worked there for about a year as a street reporter. At the end of 1979, she joined KCRA-TV and began serving them as a co-anchor. From 1981, she began working at WABC-TV. She is also famous for being the newscaster of Wolf, City Hall, Marci X, Night Falls on Manhattan and many more. Her annual salary is high and her net worth is said to be around $ 4.5 Million.

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Born in Qingdao, China

1947 23rd of July

Talented and ebullient, Kaity Tong was born in Qingdao, China to George Tong and Anita Tong. She was raised their till she was four and then she moved to United States. She is an American and is of Chinese descent.

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Attended Stanford University

1975

Tong was talented since a young age. She joined Bryn Mawr College as an undergraduate student on an academic scholarship. There she majored in English literature and she also earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from there. She joined Stanford University after she got admitted in doctoral program with a major in Chinese and Japanese literature.

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Joined KPIX-TV

1976

While she was in Stanford University, she induced her desire in broadcasting and then she joined KPIX-TV All-News Radio as morning editor and producer. She worked there for about a year as a street reporter.

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Became the co anchor at KCRA-TV

1979 of December

Kaity Tong is a Chinese American broadcast journalist, news anchor and presenter.  At the end of 1979, she joined KCRA-TV and began serving them as a co-anchor. Within short period of times, she became one of the renowned TV personalities in the world. 

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Joined WABC-TV

1981

She is famous for being a television news anchor in New York City. From 1981, she began working at WABC-TV. In 1983, she was announced the co-anchor of the station's 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts.

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Was fired by WABC-TV

1991

She got promoted to the highest post within the short time at WABC-TV and she also began earning huge amount of salary; however, in 1991 WABC-TV revealed that she was fired from her post. It created a lot of controversy in United States; however, this controversy was later settled as WABC-TV claimed that they fired her as they were not able to pay that high salary. 

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Joined WPIX

1992

After she was fired from WABC-TV, she remained idle for about a year and then in 1992, she joined WPIX and began working there as its female anchor. From the early 1992, she began co anchoring the station's 10 p.m. newscast.

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