Katty Kay NAMED New Lead Anchor of Award-winning 'BBC WORLD NEWS
Katty Will be A Featured Guest on KCET's 9/11 Special, "In the Shadow of 9/11" Premiering Tonight at 8 p.m.
KCET offers viewers three opportunities to see BBC World News coverage. In addition to daily broadcasts of BBC World News at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., the station also airs BBC World News America with Katty Kay daily at 5 p.m.
Katty comments: "In an increasingly complex world, BBC World News America offers a unique global perspective on events both within and outside the
BBC World News America has won numerous awards, including a duPont-Columbia, an Emmy® and three Peabodys, one of which commended the newscast for overall excellence with the judges in 2009 describing the program as, "A nightly newscast like none the
Launched on Oct. 1, 2007, BBC World News America delivers daily in-depth reports and analysis on the major international news stories as well as provides a unique insight into events across the
In September, Katty will be anchoring World News
KCET will feature a special taped interview with Katty for its 9/11 special, "In the Shadow of 9/11," in which she talks about her experiences at the Pentagon immediately after the attacks, and offers her unique global perspective on the tragedy. "In the Shadow of 9/11" airs tonight on KCET at 8 p.m. and then again Sept. 9 at 8 p.m., Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 11 at 8 p.m.
Kate Farrell, Editor BBC World News
Katty Kay: Career
Katty's career with the BBC began in
Katty has co-presented BBC World News America and is BBC World News America's
Katty's childhood was spent in various countries across the
Outside of the
Audiences can follow Katty on twitter @kattykaybbc and bbc.com/news/correspondents/kattykay.
Notes to editors
· BBC World News America is carried on BBC World News, the 24 hour news channel, which is available on a range of television service providers in the
· BBC World News America is offered as a 30-minute commercial-free newscast on public television stations, under the existing distribution agreement with KCET in
· PBS stations have been carrying newscasts from BBC World News since 1998.
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About American Public Television
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