Kaity Tong
American television journalist
Kaity Tong
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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Supes decide massage parlors not place for sex
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation authored by Supervisor Katy Tang that would punish brothel owners, not individual masseuses, by spelling out penalties, including fines and permit revocations, for specific code violations. The legislation would also require masseuses to post or wear a photo ID while they are working in an attempt to ensure that only licensed practitioners offer massage services. Tang said she authored the legislation in part because a measure she helped craft four years ago as a legislative aide isn't doing enough to stop prostitution and human trafficking.
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S.F. law proposed to ban immigrant detentions
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Currently, the Sheriff Department's policy states that only people suspected of serious or violent felonies, or those with a serious or violent felony in their past, will be held for immigration authorities. "The legislation is about due process against the arbitrary loss of liberty," Avalos said, arguing that the current situation has created a "dragnet" that is wrongfully sweeping up innocent people. Supervisor Katy Tang is considering amendments to the law, and Police Chief Greg Suhr said Wednesday that he wants to see convicted violent felons, sex offenders and those with prior weapons possession convictions exempted from the law. "The sheriff's office has discretion to report such people already, and I think that's important that he retain that discretion, because we certainly don't want to become a safe haven for everybody else's convicted violent felons, sex offenders or firearm possessors," he said. Mindy Talmadge, the Fire Department's public information officer, said depa ...
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Sean Kimerling Honored With Memorial Golf Tournament To Fight Testicular Cancer - New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
Google News - over 5 years
"This event makes us not just remember him but hopefully do things to help other young men," said PIX 11 News Anchor Kaity Tong. Watkins added, "It is the kind of thing that if this could happen to him, it could happen to anybody
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顯聖容學校慈善餐舞會 - 世界日報
Google News - almost 6 years
華埠顯聖容學校13日舉行第15屆周年慈善餐舞會,並表揚了對華埠社區有貢獻的人士及機構,包括電視台PIX11主播董愷悌(Kaity Tong)、服裝設計師冼書瀛(Zang Toi)等。顯聖容小學校長戴華理及幼稚園校長伍清雲致詞時祝賀學生在學術上的優秀表現,並感謝社區傑出人物對顯聖容
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Sportscasting Fixture Files Age-Discrimination Lawsuit
NYTimes - over 6 years
Sal Marchiano, a decades-long fixture in New York sportscasting, filed suit Wednesday in Manhattan federal court accusing Betty Ellen Berlamino, the former general manager of WPIX-TV/Channel 11, of age discrimination when she did not renew his contract in 2008. Marchiano, who is 69 years old, is seeking reinstatement to his former position and
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The Best TV News, All About Us
NYTimes - over 9 years
When does a television show become an event worth covering on the evening news? Lately, the answer seems to be every week -- at least when the show has high ratings expectations and runs on the same network as the newscast. On WPIX, the New York affiliate of the CW network, the last two Wednesday nights have been full of heavily promoted segments
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PUBLIC LIVES; Loving the News, Even as She Loves 'Big Brother'
NYTimes - over 14 years
JULIE CHEN, still in full TV makeup and fluffed-up hair from ''The Early Show'' on CBS, is in her cluttered office, talking about a big scoop in Egypt last November. She is leaning over to show a small photo album chronicling an interview with the father of Mohamed Atta, the suspected ringleader of the suicide flights into the World Trade Center
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GREEN AND HEVESI EXCHANGE ATTACKS IN MAYORAL DEBATE
NYTimes - over 15 years
Mark Green and Alan G. Hevesi tangled over each other's ethics and credentials at a televised mayoral debate yesterday. Mr. Green questioned Mr. Hevesi's role as city comptroller in helping out a campaign contributor four years ago, while Mr. Hevesi mocked Mr. Green, the public advocate, as being unqualified to take over as New York's next mayor.
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BOLDFACE NAMES
NYTimes - over 15 years
Eighth-Inning Lawsuit That man who dashed across the field toward DAVID JUSTICE during the eighth inning of the Yankees game against Anaheim on Sunday? A lawyer for NICOLE J. FOSTER, the mother of 19-month-old DAVID JUSTICE JR., says the runner was a process server carrying court papers from her latest palimony suit. Mr. Justice was trotting back
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PUBLIC LIVES; The Story the Interviewer Never Wanted
NYTimes - over 16 years
JUST after Kenneth Kimes, convicted murderer and confirmed mama's boy, put Court TV's Maria J. Zone in a stranglehold and jammed a black Paper Mate pen against her carotid artery during a Tuesday afternoon prison interview, he told the sobbing ''Crime Stories'' producer that she should realize he was doing her career an enormous favor by taking her
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SPARE TIMES; FOR CHILDREN
NYTimes - over 17 years
Theater ''LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD.'' The wolf claims he's been framed in this updated version of the classic fairy tale, and the audience is judge and jury, Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Riverdale Y, 5625 Arlington Avenue, at West 256th Street, the Bronx. The hourlong show, directed by Dante Albertie, features music by Joplin, Gershwin and Ellington. For
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PUBLIC LIVES
NYTimes - over 18 years
No Dining Car It was enough to make the briefcase-and-tote-bag crowd stop and stare. There in Grand Central Terminal was a line of people in evening clothes lined up for dinner. There was JOHN F. KENNEDY JR. And SECRETARY GENERAL KOFI ANNAN of the United Nations. And the actor STANLEY TUCCI (now platinum blond). And an enterprising panhandler
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BENEFITS
NYTimes - over 18 years
Fostering Healthy Children MONDAY -- The American Health Foundation will celebrate National Child Health Day with a dinner at the Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street. The black-tie evening will benefit the foundation's educational programs aimed at fostering children's health. Dr. David Satcher, the Surgeon General, and John E. Pepper, the
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THE NIGHT; Potato Chips Cum Laude
NYTimes - over 19 years
IT was a scene probably rarely seen at Gracie Mansion. On Tuesday night, the city's first lady, Donna Hanover, pushed back her sleeves, washed her hands and got to work in the kitchen. The occasion was the Cooks for Kids benefit at the Architects and Designers Building on East 58th Street, featuring a menu created by a number of restaurants in
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Vying for New York Stories, For Beguiling Announcers And, Yes, for People's Trust
NYTimes - over 19 years
JERRY Seinfeld, Rafael Pineda and Liliana Marin have been causing agita for the already ulcer-prone news executives of New York City's local broadcast television stations. Jerry Seinfeld? The Pineda-Marin team? Re-runs of ''Seinfeld'' at 11 P.M. on Channel 11 are so popular with viewers in the New York City area that they draw more people than the
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LONG ISLAND GUIDE
NYTimes - almost 21 years
FREE CHOICES TODAY "Abandoned Trunks," an exhibition of vintage hats, gowns and photographs that Monica Randall salvaged from Gold Coast mansions, completes its run at Chelsea Center. The show, which includes Louis C. Tiffany's Japanese dragon robe, Barbara Hutton's Sweet Sixteen party dress and two of Anne Woodward's gowns, can be seen from noon
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TV SPORTS; New York City Marathon Runs Longer on WPIX
NYTimes - over 22 years
Last November, after ABC Sports broadcast its final New York City Marathon after 13 years, Fred Lebow, the race director, vowed, "We will be on a network." At the time, he regretted having rejected a two-year ABC deal for a one-year contract. Lebow died last Sunday, knowing that his beloved creation had stayed on television. On Nov. 6, WPIX,
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Touring the Cyberhood
NYTimes - over 22 years
MURRAY PFEFFER, a retired Pan Am maintenance worker, knows about the global connections he could make on far-reaching computer networks. But he spends much of his cybertime with a friendly little bulletin-board system called Jim's PC Paradise, now just two and a half years old and run out of an apartment in Elmhurst, Queens. When he first joined
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Review/Music; Band, Classical, Seeks Audience. Casual. Fun.
NYTimes - about 23 years
Concertgoers who are used to traditional orchestral performances may find the Queens Symphony Orchestra's appearance at the Colden Center on Sunday afternoon a little quirky. The conductor, Arthur Fagen, and the musicians and soloists will wear blue jeans rather than concert attire, and during the performance of Copland's "Rodeo," children who are
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kaity Tong
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 68
    However, in September 2016, the newscast was cancelled and Tong was moved back to weekends.
    More Details Hide Details Tong joined Gloria Steinem and Beverly Sills by receiving the Exceptional Achievement Award from The Women’s Project. She was the first woman honored by Rotary International with its Paul Harris Fellowship. She was also honored with a Star award by the New York Women's Agenda. She has been recognized by the Chinese America Arts Council for her excellence in communication. She received a Distinguished Woman award from the Chinese-American Planning Council and a Champion of Excellence Award from the Organization of Chinese Americans. A naturalized citizen, Tong received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for her work.
    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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  • 2010
    Age 62
    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.
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  • 2009
    Age 61
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She later married photographer Patrick Callahan.
  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 44
    She co-anchored the station's 10 p.m. newscast with Marvin Scott from January 1992 to September 1992, with Jack Cafferty from September 1992 to October 1998, and with Jim Watkins from October 1998 to 2010, when Watkins was fired.
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    In early 1992, Tong joined WPIX as the station's top female anchor and has been there ever since.
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  • 1991
    Age 43
    Her firing from WABC-TV in 1991 caused considerable outrage.
    More Details Hide Details She was replaced by Susan Roesgen, who came from a small Midwestern station and who never adjusted to New York, lasting only a year on WABC-TV. A "Coalition of Asian-American New Yorkers" suggested that Tong's Chinese-American background was the reason. Other supporters of Tong cited her age, which was over 40 at the time, as a main reason for her firing. Station management stated that Tong was released due to her high salary which was $750,000 per year at the time (the equivalent to $1,193,281 in 2010). Capital Cities/ABC chairman Thomas Murphy said it was "strictly a business decision." According to Tong, her direct boss Channel 7 Vice President and General Manager Walter Liss acknowledged that Tong's newscast at 11 p.m. had the highest ranking in that time slot, but he wanted " a much bigger No. 1", and had a vision of what the ideal look of how television should be in the 1990s. Tong declined to repeat specifically what Liss's vision was, other than to say, "I am trying hard to take the high road in all of this."
  • THIRTIES
  • 1984
    Age 36
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She has also played a newscaster in Wolf, City Hall, Marci X, Night Falls on Manhattan, and 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate.
  • 1983
    Age 35
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She moved to the 6 p.m. newscast, rotating the anchor chair with John Johnson alongside Bill Beutel after Roger Grimsby was fired in 1986, while still co-anchoring the 11 p.m. broadcast with Anastos until he left for WCBS in 1989. Eventually her sole anchor role was the 11 p.m. news, as Beutel became solo anchor of the 6 p.m. broadcast.
  • 1981
    Age 33
    In 1981, she moved to WABC-TV in New York City.
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  • 1979
    Age 31
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Referring to the difficulties of having a family and career, she said at the time: "Anchoring is fun. At one time I wanted to be a network reporter, but now I think that is too difficult a life. One of these days I want to have a baby."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 28
    Tong's television career began as a reporter for KPIX-TV in San Francisco, where she worked from 1976-79.
    More Details Hide Details Originally hired as a writer for the station, Tong was asked to do an on-air test and was immediately promoted to a street reporter, where her first on-air story was a report on the new carts that transported people around the airport.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1947
    Born
    Born on July 23, 1947.
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