Kay Burley

Sky News

Kay Burley biography

Kay Burley is the longest-serving newsreader on British television. She presently hosts Sky News from 2-5pm, and has covered some of the world’s biggest news stories. They include the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Asian Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York and the recent Libyan conflict.

Her exclusive interviews range from prime ministers and royalty to celebrities and sportsmen and women, and saw her shortlisted for presenter of the year alongside Jon Snow and Andrew Neil.

Kay began her career on the Evening Post and Chronicle in Wigan in 1978 before working in local radio and television in the north west and north east. She joined TV-am in 1985 as a reporter and breakfast TV presenter. She joined Sky News in 1988 helping launch the channel three months later.

After 25 years with Sky News she considers travelling to Washington to interview Hillary Clinton on International Women’s Day as a stand-out moment.

She sells her home-grown veg and eggs at Sky to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity she is a proud ambassador for. Kay has a passion for writing and her novels “First Ladies” and “Betrayal” have been published by Harper Collins.