Kay Burley is the longest-serving newsreader on British television and has presented more live TV than anyone else in the world. She presently hosts Sky News weekdays from 3-6.30pm, and has covered some of the world’s biggest news stories. They include presidential and general elections, natural disasters including Hurricane Katrina and the Asian Tsunami. Kay was part of the team that won a BAFTA for Sky News coverage on 9/11. She travelled to Paris to report on the Bataclan and Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks, and closer to home, was on location for the Manchester Arena attack along with Westminster Bridge and Borough Market. On a lighter note, she is known for spending days outside the Lindo Wing waiting for the arrival of Prince George.
Kay was named the London Press Club’s broadcast journalist of the year in 2018.
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 almost 30 years with Sky News she considers travelling to Washington to interview Hillary Clinton on International Women’s Day as a stand-out moment.
Kay is a proud ambassador for Macmillan Cancer Support, British Heart Foundation and the RSPCA. Her novels “First Ladies” and “Betrayal” have been published by Harper Collins.