Television Anchor, WPIX New York
Kaity Tong has been a television anchor in New York City since 1981, first at WABC and then at WPIX. After nine years at WABC, Tong joined WPIX in 1992 as the station's top female anchor and has been there ever since. She has played a newscaster in the films Moscow on the Hudson, Wolf, Spider-Man, Lost Souls, City Hall, Marci X, Night Falls on Manhattan and the 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate. Kaity joins Gloria Steinhem and Beverly Sills in receiving the “Exceptional Achievement Award” from The Women’s Project and 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 .
Kaity was recognized by the Chinese America Arts Council for her excellence in communication. She has 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, Kaity is especially proud to have received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for her work.
She is actively involved with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the League for the Hard of Hearing and the Friends For Life.