Kaity Tong

Television Journalist
Born Jul 23, 1947

Kaity Tong is a Chinese-born American broadcast journalist. She has been a television news anchor in New York City since 1981.

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1947 Birth Born on July 23, 1947.


1976 28 Years Old Tong's television career began as a reporter for KPIX-TV in San Francisco, where she worked from 1976-79. … Read More


1979 31 Years Old In December 1979, she became co-anchor of the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California where she soon became number one-rated out of all the television news personalities in Sacramento. … Read More
1981 33 Years Old In 1981, she moved to WABC-TV in New York City.
1983 35 Years Old Within two years, she became co-anchor of the station's 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts, first with co-host Tom Snyder from 1983 to 1984 and later with Ernie Anastos until 1986. … Read More
1984 36 Years Old In 1984, she appeared as herself, reporting on the defection of the Soviet circus performer played by Robin Williams in feature film Moscow on the Hudson. … Read More


1991 43 Years Old Her firing from WABC-TV in 1991 caused considerable outrage. … Read More
1992 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 1992, Tong joined WPIX as the station's top female anchor and has been there ever since.


2009 61 Years Old Tong has a son, Philip Long, from her first marriage to Robert Long, former news director and a vice-president at Los Angeles's KNBC-TV until September 25, 2009. … Read More
2010 62 Years Old She has since been weekend anchor for the station. Tong was involved in a 2010 lawsuit by former news director Karen Scott against WPIX for age discrimination when Scott and other veteran broadcast personnel lost their jobs, later testifying in court.
2016 68 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2016, Tong returned to weekdays, co-anchoring a new 6:30 p.m. newscast alongside longtime WWOR anchor Brenda Blackmon.
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