Kay Burley Biography
Kay is a British broadcaster and a presenter on Sky News. She joined Sky Television and launched the Sky One Entertainment Channel in November 1988 with her own documentary “The Satellite Revolution”. She moved to the fledgling Sky News in 1988. She also worked for BBC local radio and Tyne Tees Television, before joining TV-am in 1985 as a reporter and occasional newsreader.
Kay Burley Age
Kay was born on 17th December,1960, Wigan, Lancashire, England.
Kay Burley Height
Kay stand at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall
Kay Burley Education
Burley attended Whitley High School.
Kay Burley Nationality
Kay is a British Nationality.
Kay Burley Parents
Kay seems to keep her personal life and her professional life apart because of that, she has not disclosed her parents’ names.
Kay Burley Sibling
Kay lives a low profile life. Due to that, Kay has not revealed her siblings’ details.
Kay Burley Husband
Burley has been married twice, with each marriage ending in divorce.
Kay Burley Children
Burley has a 28-year-old son named Alexander Kutner. Alexander was born in 1993 to the presenter and her second husband, Steve Kutner.
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Burley was recruited by Andrew Neil, and joined Sky Television, launching the Sky One Entertainment Channel in November 1988 with her own documentary, The Satellite Revolution. She moved to the fledgling Sky News in 1988. She was part of the team that covered the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, on Sky, breaking the news of the princess’s death shortly after 5 a.m. on Sunday 31 August 1997.
Kay broke the first UK news of the September 11 attacks, shortly after the first tower had been hit. She fronted Sky News coverage from Sri Lanka following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and subsequent tsunami. In 2005, she was prominent in Sky News’s coverage of both the general election and the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. In 2013, she fronted the coverage of the birth of Prince George.
Burley is an occasional contributor to the tabloid Sunday Mirror, and in the summer of 2006 appeared occasionally on Channel 5’s news bulletins. She has stood in for Iain Dale on his Sunday Politics show on London talk radio station LBC 97.3 and joined LBC Radio on 23 March 2014 along with The Sun’s managing editor Stig Abell to present a show from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sundays.
Kay was a contestant for the second series of the ITV reality television show Dancing on Ice, beginning on 20 January 2007. She skated for MacMillan Cancer Care, in memory of her mother, who had died of breast cancer. She gave her appearance fee to the charity. Burley and her partner, Fred Palascak, went out of the show in the fifth week, after competing against actress Clare Buckfield and her partner, Andrei Lipanov. She appeared on the second series of Celebrity Hunted, in 2018.
In September 2018, it was announced that Kay Burley would have her own show on Sky News, The Kay Burley Show. In September 2019, it was announced that Burley would be moving to breakfast time to host Kay Burley @Breakfast. On 3 October 2019, Burley hosted her final afternoon show on the channel ahead of the first morning slot on 14 October 2019.
On 10 December 2020, Burley was suspended from presenting her eponymous show for six months, because she had breached London’s tier 2 coronavirus restrictions. Before then, she had scrutinised those who had broken the rules over the previous six months. On 7 June 2021, Burley returned to the channel with a simple greeting, “it’s great to be back”, before reporting the news headlines. In a 2008 interview with the former girlfriend of serial killer Steve Wright, Burley was criticised for asking her whether, if the couple had enjoyed a better sex life, he would not have committed the crimes.
Images from 2008 show Burley appearing to strangle photographer Kirsty Wigglesworth outside the Naomi Campbell hearing, which a Sky News spokesperson explained by saying “Kay Burley was provoked by a hard hit to the face with a camera.” But the Associated Press said: ‘Kirsty is absolutely sure that she’s not the person who bumped Ms Burley with a camera. She was the victim of an unprovoked and inexcusable attack.’
In February 2010, Burley apologised to guest Peter Andre who “fought back tears” after she aired comments by Dwight Yorke who criticised Andre after he volunteered to adopt Katie Price’s first child (Yorke’s son and Andre’s stepson) Harvey. Burley wrote in her online blog that Andre consequently “sobbed on my shoulder”.
During the 2010 general election, Burley’s interview with electoral campaigner David Babbs from 38 Degrees was criticised for “bias and aggressive behaviour”. Burley said, in part: “The public have voted for a hung parliament. We have got exactly what we voted for … so you marching down past Westminster today will make no difference whatsoever. … Why don’t you go home and watch it on Sky News
Ofcom rejected any complaints over Sky News coverage of the event, despite receiving 2,800 complaints. Burley was subsequently heckled by protestors while reporting from College Green, who continuously chanted “sack Kay Burley”, prompting Burley to say “Lots of demonstrators shouting ‘fair votes now’ – not sure what they mean by that” and “They don’t like The Sun, they don’t like us, they don’t like Rupert”.
In September 2010, commenting on the News International phone hacking scandal, part of an exchange between Labour MP Chris Bryant and Burley went viral, whereby Burley asks Bryant to cite information claiming that phone hacking was “endemic” in other newspapers. Bryant did, accusing Burley of being “a bit dim” and saying: …the Information Commissioner produced a report which if you had listened to the debate earlier yourself then you would know, or if you had read that report then you would see that he referred to more than 1,000 cases in various different newspapers.
Burley also falsely claimed that if he had changed his PIN, Bryant would not have been hacked. Bryant responded in an article for The Independent, saying that “My PIN had nothing to do with my phone being hacked. Someone phoned Orange, my mobile network provider, and tried to pretend to be me in order to gain access to my voicemails”. Bryant has since asked on air for Burley to apologise about the interview. Burley was criticised through social media for her interview of Nick Varney in June 2015, the chief executive of Merlin Entertainments. This followed an accident on The Smiler ride at Alton Towers, which led to injuries for 11 of the 16 passengers. Responses to her behaviour dubbed it “disrespectful to everyone involved” and an “outright attack”.
Burley was accused of insensitivity after she broke the news of the probable death of missing five-year-old April Jones live on air to volunteers who had been assisting in the search for her on 5th October 2012. The interviewees were unaware that the case had become a murder inquiry. During the 2015 general election, Channel 4 and Ofcom received more than 400 complaints against bias in their treatment against Labour leader Ed Miliband in favour of Conservative leader and Prime Minister David Cameron, including a “town hall” part of the programme which Burley moderated. Burley repeatedly questioned Ed Miliband about his relationship with his brother David, at one point telling him: “Your poor mother”.
Burley tweeted “For those concerned I was hard on Alton Towers boss, he’ll get over it. Not sure those on his ride will be so quick to recover”. Her interview with Varney began a negative reaction over social media, prompting 1,816 complaints to Ofcom and also led to over 55,000 signatures on a petition to have Burley sacked. Ofcom declined to launch a formal investigation into the interview.
Burley repeatedly asked Cerie Bullivant of CAGE how he felt about the beheading of Western hostages by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in March 2015. When Bullivant left the interview as he believed Burley’s question to be “inherently Islamophobic and racist”, Burley retorted that it was “nonsense”, and told Bullivant to “get over yourself”. This prompted 57 complaints to Ofcom, but no action against Burley was taken.
In 2018, during an interview concerning Boris Johnson’s remarks about the burqa, Burley drew criticism when she used as an example the lack of visible facial expression of war veteran Simon Weston, who had received severe facial injuries in the Falklands War. In March 2022, during an interview with two Ukrainian refugees in Dublin, Burley drew criticism for stating that they can “start to build a new life in Dublin, safe in the knowledge that the British people are completely behind you”. Dublin is in the Republic of Ireland, so not part of Britain or the UK.
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 11pm curfew, and socialising inside two restaurants and her own home. Burley was later suspended from Sky News until June 2021, and withdrawn from consideration for the Royal Television Society’s journalism awards.
Kay Burley Salary
Burley annual salary is estimated to be USD 100,000.
Kay Burley Net worth
Kay net worth is estimated to be USD 3 million.
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