A Washington, D.C. anchor from BBC World News America...

Katty Kay

I'm Katty Kay, and I anchor the news for the BBC out of Washington.

Could you tell us about your charity?
For the International Women's Media Foundation. It's a charity that supports women journalists around the world, particularly women working in oppressive and dangerous countries.

What impact would $50,000 have on your charity?
For a small charity like the one I work for, which has a staff of five and a small budget, it means a huge amount, and for the women who are working in these difficult countries, the kind of honorarium that we can try and give them, this would be a huge help to them.

Will your experience overseas give you an advantage?
Um, it might give me a little advantage, I guess, if there are clues that come up from places around the world, particularly if they're places I've lived or worked in, um, to do with journalism, but sometimes the categories are so out of left field, I'm not sure even how I could prepare for it.

Do you have a dream category?
I suppose it would be something to do with Britain--something British.

"She's the Washington, D.C. anchor for BBC World News America, as well as a frequent panelist on Meet the Press. Here's the coauthor of the best seller Womenomics..."

2012 Power Players Week player (2012-05-16).

Playing for the International Women's Media Foundation.

Katty's career with the BBC began in Zimbabwe in 1990, where she worked for BBC World Service (radio). Among the stories she covered during this deployment were Zimbabwean land reform, the independence of Namibia, and the demise of apartheid in South Africa. She went on to work as a BBC correspondent in London, and later Tokyo, reporting on stories including the Kobe earthquake, the gas attack on the Tokyo underground and the beginning of the Japanese economic recession. She moved to Washington in 1996 and has since covered three Presidential elections, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the crash of 2008 and controversies surrounding the Clinton administration. She was at the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001, reporting for the BBC in the immediate aftermath of the attack.

Katty is the lead anchor of the corporation's flagship U.S. newscast BBC World News America and previously served as Washington correspondent. She is a frequent guest on Meet the Press, Morning Joe and The Chris Matthews Show as well as being a regular guest host for Diane Rehm on NPR.

Katty's childhood was spent in various countries across the Middle East, where her father was posted as a British diplomat. She studied modern languages at Oxford University in the UK and is a fluent French and Italian speaker.

Outside of the U.S., BBC World News America airs globally on the BBC's international news channel, BBC World News, bringing international audiences a unique insight on U.S. news and political events.

Audiences can follow Katty on Twitter @kattykaybbc and bbc.com/news/correspondents/kattykay.

Katty appeared in the following archived game:
#6378, aired 2012-05-16 Dr. Mehmet Oz vs. Katty Kay vs. Chris Wallace 2012 Power Players Week game 3. From DAR Constitution Hall...

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