Kay Burley is the longest-serving newsreader on British television. She presently hosts Sky News weekdays from 2-5pm, and has covered some of the world's biggest news stories. They include the death 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 Libyan conflict. More recently Kay fronted Sky News’ coverage of the Charlie Hebdo/Paris attacks, the MH370 airplane disappearance and both royal births. Ahead of the election Kay joined Jeremy Paxman to host ‘The Battle for Number 10’ where David Cameron and Ed Miliband were questioned during a live 90-minute programme co-produced by Sky News and Channel 4.
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 26 years with Sky News she considers travelling to Washington to interview Hillary Clinton on International Women’s Day as a stand-out moment. Kay was also pretty pleased to have ‘played’ the Royal Albert Hall when she hosted the future of banking session for the IOD’s 2015 convention.
Kay is a proud ambassador for Macmillan Cancer Support. Her novels “First Ladies” and "Betrayal" have been published by Harper Collins.