Katty Kay to leave BBC News

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BBC News presenter Katty Kay has announced she is leaving the BBC.

Katty will become senior editor and executive producer, of OZY Media, the digital-first media and entertainment company founded in 2013 by CEO Carlos Watson.

“After many very happy years I’m leaving the BBC to join @carloswatson and @ozy,” katty tweeted.

“I’ll have lots to learn and explore, which is exactly what I want now. Leaving home is always a bit scary, but I couldn’t be happier!

Katty joined the BBC in 1990 as Zimbabwe correspondent for the African section of the BBC World Service. She then returned to London to work for BBC World Service radio, before being posted to Tokyo for BBC News television in 1992 and then Washington, D.C, in 1996.

Soon afterwards, she joined The Times news bureau, but returned to the BBC as a freelance journalist in 2002, based in the United States.

Kay anchored coverage of US Presidential Election nights across all BBC platforms in 2016 and 2020, on both occasions presenting with Andrew Neil, and In 2021, she anchored the BBC’s coverage of the Presidential inauguration of Joe Biden.

Posted on Wednesday 26 May 2021
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