Thursday, March 30, 2006
As anchor of the nightly international broadcast on BBC World, she brings the news to the farthest reaches of the globe. She is known in America and around the globe as the anchor of nightly news broadcasts on BBC World, available to 254 million households worldwide. Katty Kay, Tiger Bay’s next featured speaker, is also the Washington correspondent for BBC News; in that role, she covers national elections, the policymaking and politics of the White House and Congress, international affairs and foreign policy issues, activity on the Supreme Court and much more. Her wit and charm have led her to become a regular guest commentator on NBC’s Meet the Press and The Chris Matthews Show, among others where her presence provides an international perspective on the news from Washington and how it’s being received around the globe. Her unique experience – she grew up in the Middle East and was educated there – provides her with an informed perspective on Middle Eastern issues and culture few can match. Kay brings this experience to bear on today’s hot-button issues: the War in Iraq and an accompanying endgame for the Middle East, and Asia’s reawakening as an economic powerhouse. Join us on Thursday, March 30 at the Silver Slipper when Katty Kay provides an often-overlooked international perspective on U.S. events and headlines, and provides a candid look at America through an international prism.