If you are a sports lover, then you’d certainly know about one of the hottest female reporters who is currently making the waves in the world of sports journalism. She is none other than Kate Abdo, best known for her exceptional prowess in sports journalism. Kate has hosted several sports shows including the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala. Starting her sports journalism career in Germany, the Amazon has worked with top-notch news agencies including CNN International; Sky Sports News HQ both in Germany and the UK. Kate Abdo is truly one of the leading female reporters who has gotten their breakthrough in the male-dominated sphere. Read on, to find out other interesting facts about the gorgeous reporter below.
Who is Kate Abdo?
Kate Abdo is a multi-talented English sports journalist, television presenter, and host of various sports programs. She is currently working as a sports reporter and television host on Fox Sports and Turner Sports. Prior to her Fox Sports career, she had worked with a German International network called Deutsche Welle, as well as, Sky Sports, and CNN International. Kate is very versatile when it comes to sports journalism and her polyglottic ability has contributed to her successes since the inception of her career.
Interesting Facts about the English Presenter and Journalist
1. Kate Abdo was Born and Raised in England
The amazing sports reporter was born in Manchester, England on September 8, 1981. Her birth name was Kate Giles and she was raised along with her elder brother by their parents who are both from England, however, there is no information about them including their names. She has an English nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. While she was growing up, Kate developed an interest in becoming a journalist; she was inspired by several female journalists reporting on different TV stations. Pursuing her passion, Kate has established herself as one of the leading female sports journalists in Europe.
2. She is a First-Class Degree Holder in European Languages
Kate went to all-girls high school, Withington Girls’ School located in Fallowfield, Manchester. Upon graduation, she enrolled at the University of Salford, Greater Manchester where she finished with first-class honours in European Languages. Soon after her graduation, Kate went on to get another degree in Journalism from the University of Malaga in Spain. She has lived in other countries including France and Germany. Asides her native language English, Kate is also fluent in three other languages including German, French, and Spanish.
3. She Started Her Journalism Career in Germany
After her graduation, Kate Abdo first began her journalism career, working as an intern at a German television station. She put up an impressive performance, thus learning the intricacies of the profession and at the completion of her internship; Kate joined the German International network called Deutsche Welle television, where she worked as a sports journalist. She hosted several sports programs and also worked as a German to English translator for the network. Following her impressive performance at DW-TV, she was recruited by CNN International in 2009; her portfolio includes bringing live coverage of soccer. She anchored the 2010 World Cup held in South Africa.
At the World Cup, Kate was opportune to meet and interview some of the big names in soccer including Jackie Stewart, Clarence Seedorf, Shane Warne, and Lawrence Dallaglio. The following year, Kate joined the German media company called Sky Deutschland where she served as the lead anchor for the Sky Sports News HD Television channel. Alongside Alex Hammond, Kate brought live coverage of Coppa Italia in 2013. Leaving Sky Sports at the end of 2016, she was hired by the US-based network Fox Sports in 2017.
4. She has been the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala Host Since 2014
While the amazing journalist has been experiencing a blossoming career, she has become a top-notch presenter for high profile events such as the Ballon d’Or Gala. She gained international recognition in 2014, following her selection as the host of the 2014 Ballon d’Or Gala. Kate was able to put up a brilliant performance at the prestigious event, with Cristiano Ronaldo emerging the winner of the main award. The amazing presenter interviewed other contestants including Lionel Messi, among others in four different languages. The following year, she also hosted the prestigious event, with Messi taking home the main award. Alongside James Nesbitt, she hosted the 2016 Ballon d’Or Gala. Currently, she will be the host of the UEFA Champions League starting in August 2018; the announcement was made earlier in May 2018.
5. She Married a German Businessman Ramtin Abdo in 2010
In addition to her successful career, Kate Abdo is also successful in her love life; she is a happily married woman and the wife of Ramtin Abdo, a German businessman and real estate investor born and raised in Berlin, Germany. The duo met several years ago while Kate was still working for the German television station DW-TV. After a few years of a successful relationship, the amazing couple got hitched in a lavish wedding in 2010. However, Kate has always kept her personal life under the shades and there is no much information about her husband. They don’t have kids yet but might have plans of having them in the future.