Kay Burley

Birth Day December 17th, 1960
Birth Place Wigan, Lancashire
Age 60 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius

About Kay Burley

An English broadcaster and writer, Kay Burley became an original member of the "Sky News" team in 1998. She has the rare distinction of having presented more than one million minutes of live television during her career. She got her start in the news business reporting for the "Wigan Evening Post and Chronicle" at age 17. In 2007 she appeared on the second season of the ITV reality show "Dancing On Ice" as she donated her earnings from the show to the MacMillan Cancer Care charity in honor of her mother, who passed away from breast cancer. She is currently a presenter on Sky News and hosts "Kay Burley @Breakfast" on the channel. Recently, Burley has been withdrawn from consideration for a prestigious TV award and will stay off-air for the rest of the week after hosting a birthday party that broke coronavirus regulations, the Guardian understands.

Famous For

  • Being an English broadcaster and writer.
  • For being a presenter on Sky News and hosts "Kay Burley @Breakfast" on the channel. 

Kay Burley, presentor on Sky News

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Early Life of Kay Burley

Kay Burley opened her eyes for the first time on 17th December 1960 with the real name or full name of Kay McGurrin in Wigan, Lancashire, England. She holds a British nationality and British-white ethnicity. Analogously, she is from the Roman Catholic religion and her race is white. She happily celebrates her birthday on 17th December of every year and she has celebrated her 59th birthday as of 2019 though as her birthdate, her star sign is Sagittarius. She is the daughter of her parents who worked in a cardboard factory as her mother passed away due to breast cancer. As a professional broadcaster, she has not shared much about her educational qualifications.

Career of Kay Burley

Broadcasting Career

  • Kay Burley commenced her broadcasting career as a reporter and occasional newsreader for BBC local radio and Tyne Tees Television, before joining TV-am in 1985  though she presented TV-am's first hour from 1987.
  • She then joined Sky Television, launching the Sky One Entertainment Channel in November 1988 with her own documentary "The Satellite Revolution".
  • Kay was part of the team that covered the death of Diana, Princess of Wales on Sky whereas she also broke the news of the 11th September attacks shortly after the first tower had been hit and fronted Sky News coverage from Sri Lanka following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and subsequent tsunami though she was prominent in Sky News's coverage of both the general election and the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles in 2015.
  • As well, she is an occasional contributor to the tabloid "Sunday Mirror", and in the summer of 2006 appeared occasionally on Channel 5's news bulletins whereas she has appeared as a stand-in for Iain Dale on his "Sunday Politics" show on London talk radio station LBC 97.3.
  • Then, she joined LBC Radio on 23rd March 2014 and was a contestant for the second series of the ITV reality television show "Dancing on Ice", beginning on 20th January 2007 as well as she appears on the second series of "Celebrity Hunted" in 2018.
  • It was announced in September 2018 Kay would have her own show on Sky News, "The Kay Burley Show" and it was also announced in September 2019 that she would be moving to breakfast time to host "Kay Burley @Breakfast".
  • Burley hosted her final afternoon show on 3rd October 2019 on the channel ahead of the first-morning slot on 14th October 2019.
  • The Sky News presenter Kay Burley has been withdrawn from consideration for a prestigious TV award and will stay off-air for the rest of the week after hosting a birthday party that broke coronavirus regulations, the Guardian understands.
  • She admitted she had broken Covid lockdown rules by organizing a party in December 2020. This came after scrutinizing the behavior of politicians and public figures during successive Covid lockdowns. She was consequently dropped from awards consideration.
  • "Evening everyone I want to apologize to you all for an error of judgment. On Saturday night I was enjoying my 60th birthday at a Covid compliant restaurant.  I am embarrassed to say that later in the evening I inadvertently broke the rules". she twitted.

Controversies

  • Burley incorrectly claimed that "Norway’s not in the single market and yet they have free movement" in a 2020 interview with Labour MP Diane Abbott. However, Norway is in the European Single Market, which is why it has freedom of movement within the market.
  • Burley admitted to breaching London's tier 2 coronavirus restrictions when celebrating her 60th birthday in December 2020. Her actions allegedly included meeting up to nine individuals outside of her household, breaking the 11 pm curfew, and socializing inside two restaurants and her own home. Kay was later suspended from Sky News until 2021, and withdrawn from consideration for the Royal Television Society's journalism awards.

Writing Career

  • Kay's first novel, "First Ladies", was published on 12th May 2011 whereas her other novel, "Betrayal", was published in May 2012.

Kay Burley, a famous broadcaster and writer

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Personal Life of Kay Burley

Reflecting on Kay Burley's personal life, she is a married woman. Not everyone has a happily-ever-after to their romantic affairs. Some end in a distraught way and some never work out. Kay too didn't get to live the joyful blossom of her relationships. She got married to a reporter, Stephen Burley in Wigan in 1980 at the age of 19 and part ways with him not too long after. Eventually, she got married to the football agent, Steve Kutner, and had a son with him. But, the two went got divorced, and the reason isn't known to the public. After her divorces, Kay wasn't too sure about marriage, so she dated The Sun's former political editor, George Pascoe-Watson, and had a long relationship with him until 2009. Kay hasn't romantically involved with anyone, and she's enigmatic to reveal her relationship status and affairs after a couple of failed love stories. Furthermore, talking about her sexual orientation, she is straight. She is also a climber and mountaineer.

Net Worth of Kay Burley

Kay Burley holds a whopping sum of money in her bank account. She enjoys an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2020. As per some reliable tabloids, she makes an enormous salary of $615,180 each year. She has reached great heights in her career already though her major source of income is from her broadcasting career.  She is sincere in her work. But, she is doing all the hard works in order to build a secure financial status for herself and her family. She has not any endorsement work yet.

Body Measurement of Kay Burley

The height of a beautiful and adaptable broadcaster, Kay Burley is around 5 feet and 4 inches whereas her body weight is unknown. She definitely has a pretty face and a magnetic personality which has cast a spell over her viewers over the years.  She has kept her body maintained at this age which is so awesome. Graceful woman, Kay has dark brown hair color and blue eyes as her body build type is average.

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