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Date of Birth: 1947 , July-23
Birth Nation: China
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Kaity
Birth Name Tong
Father George Tong
Mother Anita Tong
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Qingdao, China
Ethnicity Chinese
Profession Journalist & news anchor
Working For Channel 11 News (WPIX)
Net Worth $4.5 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Married Yes
Children Philip Long
Divorce Robert Long, Patrick Callahan
Education Yes
Awards Emmy Award
Online Presence Yes
Movies The Manchurian Candidate, Marci X, Wolf
TV Show PIX News at 5, PIX News at 10

Quick Timeline of kaity chung

1974 Born in Qingdao, China
1976 As news reporter KPIX-TV
2009 Divorced Robert Long
2018 Was awarded Emmy Award
2019 Estimated net worth $4.5 million

Detail Timeline of kaity chung

July 23 , 1974

Born in Qingdao, China

Kaity Tong was born on 23rd July 1947 in Qingdao, China. She belongs to Asian ethnicity and her birth sign is Cancer


As news reporter KPIX-TV

American journalist Kaity started her career as a television news reporter at KPIX-TV in San Francisco.


Divorced Robert Long

Kaity Tong and Robert got divorced in 2009. Her husband was a former director and vice president of KNBC-TV. 


Was awarded Emmy Award

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded The Governor's Emmy Award for her work in news channel for four decades.


Estimated net worth $4.5 million

Kait has an estimated net worth of $4.5 million, she generated her income as a TV journalist and working for 4 decades in the news channel.


Kaity Tong is a Chinese-born American broadcast journalist and actress. She works as an anchor for Channel News in New York City, as of 2019. She has also appeared in various films as a News Anchors including Denzel Washington's starrer The Manchurian Candidate

Kaity Tong's Early Life & Education

Kaity Tong was born on 23rd July 1947, in Qingdao, China. She is the one and only daughter of George Tong and Anita Tong. Tong arrived in the United States with her family at the age of four.

Although she was born in China, she holds American nationality. She belongs to Asian ethnicity and her birth sign is Cancer.

Talking about Kaity Tong's education, she attended Bryn Mawr College and later graduated in honors with a bachelor of arts degree in English literature. 

Furthermore, she was accepted to the doctoral program in Chinese and Japanese literature at Stanford University. She also managed to complete her master's degree in Asian studies while working in the news business.

What is Kaity Tong Height?

American Journalist Kaity stands 5 feet 6 inches/ 170.68 cm.

Kaity Tong's Career

Kaity began her career as a reporter for KPIX-TV in San Francisco in 1976 and worked there for three years. In 1979, she began to co-anchor newscasts on KCRA-TV.

Anchoring CAPTION: Anchoring in television SOURCE: Cumpleaños de Famosos

She worked for various news channels at the beginning of her career as a newscaster and co-anchor. She was the highest paid anchor at Capital Cities/ABC.

Tong joined as the station's top female anchor in WPIX in early 1992 and has been still working as of 2019. 

Talking about Kaity Tong acting in the movies and series, she has worked in various movies as a newscaster and news anchor in Denzel Washington movies The Manchurian Candidate, Michelle Pfeiffer and Jack Nicholson movie Wolf and many more.

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  • She also honored with a Star award by the New York Women's Agenda.
  • Distinguished Woman award form the Chinese-American Planning  Council.
  • Ellis Island Medal of honor.
  • The Governor's Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Kaity Tong's Age Discrimination Suit

Kaity Tong was involved in a lawsuit by the former news director Karen Scott against WIPX for age discrimination. She defended Scott and told lawyers that she was also singled out because of her age and was told that she was too old to be an anchor.

She said Berlamino criticized her performance and cut her salary.

Kaity Tong's Relationship History

Recent Kaity Tong Relationship status is single, as of 2019. Previously, she was married twice. Firstly, she was married to a former director and vice-president of KNBC-TV Robert Long.

The couple dated for quite a while before they tied a knot; they share a son Philip Long. Well, despite the initial bonding, their marriage ended in divorce in 2009.

She again tied her knot with Patrick Callahan who was a professional photographer. They dated for a while before getting married. Kaity Tong and her husband Partick, however, could not sustain their relationship and got a divorce. 

Kaity Tong's Net Worth

As of 2019, Kaity Tong net worth is estimated to be around $4.5 million. A major source of her earning comes from her anchoring career on the television. 

Moreover, she was the highest paid anchor in WABC-TV; her salary was $750,000 per year in 1991.

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