Who is Kate Abdo?
Kate Abdo (née Giles) was born on September 8, 1981 under the sign of Virgo, in Manchester, England, UK. She is a 38-year-old international sports broadcaster and TV presenter, probably best known as the host of World Cup and Premier Boxing Champions coverage for Fox Sports, and UEFA Champions League coverage for Turner Sports.
How rich is she right now? kate abdo net worth
As of the beginning of 2020, Kate Abdo’s net worth is estimated to be over $1.5 million earned from her successful involvement in the sports and news industry as a sports journalist.
Her income is reported to be close to $100,000 a year.
Early years, nationality, ethnicity
Kate Abdo spent her early years in her hometown of Manchester where she was raised by her parents. Their names have not yet been revealed to the public, but it is known that they were sports coaches. She also has an older brother, who is an avid soccer player. Kate holds a British nationality and belongs to the white Caucasian ethnic group, though her maternal grandmother was from Guyana. She practices Christianity. Kate became a huge fan of Manchester United at a very young age.
Kate attended Withington girls’ school in Fallowfield, Manchester, but at the age of 17 she moved to Spain and attended a secondary school there. After entrance exam, she enrolled the University of Malaga, where she obtained her degree in Translation and Interpreting. Kate would later continue her education at the University of Salford where she graduated cum laude with a first class BA degree in European Languages. She has also lived in other European countries, including France and Germany, which gave her the opportunity to learn more languages and become fluent.
Kate Abdo began her professional career in journalism when she joined Deutsche Welle, a German international public broadcaster. Between 2005 and 2006, Kate also worked as an intern for the network’s foreign language editorial department, translating stories from German and Spanish into English. In 2006 she was promoted to the position of sports anchor, responsible for covering sporting events for their services in both German and English. In addition, she worked as a production assistant for the DFL from 2006 to 2007, where she remained until July 2009, but received new job opportunities.
Rise to Fame and CNN Network
After leaving Deutsche Welle, Kate Abdo joined the CNN International network, where she worked for two years. During her stint there, Kate was the anchor of the daily show “World Sports” from London, England, as well as the host of the show “Inside Africa”. In addition, she covered a number of sporting events for CNN en Español (CNN in Spanish), and interviewed a number of sports legends, including Lawrence Dallaglio, Jackie Stewart, David Ginola and Clarence Seedorf, among others. In 2010, she covered the FIFA World Soccer Cup, which was held in South Africa.
Continued success and Sky Sports
In 2011, she left CNN to join Sky Deutschland where she landed a job as the lead anchor for Sky Sports News HD launched the same year. As lead anchor, Kate led a team of 14 anchors and was involved in the development of the channel’s coverage. In 2014, Kate moved to London, England and started working as a television presenter for Sky Sports UK. In the same year she organized the FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremonyinterviewed nominated players and guests in four languages, earning her huge recognition around the world, and was selected again the following year to host the FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony.
In addition, she has hosted Sky Sports News, the Pay-Per-View Boxing events, European Football and Transfer Deadline day.
In 2015, Kate Abdo was loaned to Fox Sports to cover the FIFA Women’s World Cup, later accepting their permanent offer and moving to the United States. She reported on events such as the World Cup, the Europa League, the FA Cup, the Champions League and the Bundesliga. She was also appointed as the host of the Fox’s Premier Boxing Champions, including Fight Night’s coverage and the studio show titled “Inside PBC Boxing”.
In 2018, she was chosen to serve as the presenter of the UEFA Champions League coverage for TNT, TBS and truTV from Turner Sports’ Atlanta studios.
Appearance and vital statistics
The renowned sports broadcaster has long dyed blond hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m), while her weight is around 120 lbs (55 kg), and her vital statistics are 35-25-36. Information about her bra, dress and shoe size is not available.
Kate Abdo is a divorced woman; her ex-husband is Ramtin Abdo, a German real estate magnate and one of the most successful real estate businessmen in Europe, known as co-founder and CEO of the company Ina Ventures GmbH and co-founder of SMAP. After dating for a while, Kate and Ramtin finally exchanged their wedding vows in 2010, but they divorced in 2017. She is currently romantically involved in a relationship with talk show host Barak Bessrecognized for hosting a boxing show on Sirius XM Rush 93, as well as “The Sweet Scientists” on Thisis50.com, an official website of 50 Cent.