Who Is Kate Abdo?
Born Kate Giles on the 8th September 1981, in Manchester, England, she is a TV presenter and journalist, best known to the world for her extensive work for Fox Sports, focusing primarily on Champions League and Europa League football (soccer) coverage.
Early Life, Parents, and Education
Kate is the second born to her parents as she has an older brother; no further information is available about her parents, except for the fact that her mother is an F.C. Liverpool supporter, while she herself is a Manchester United fan. Kate went to Withington Girls’ School, and upon graduation enrolled at the University of Salford, graduating four years later with a degree in European Languages. Kate is prominent in Spanish, French, German and English as well, having spent time living in those countries, during which she obtained a degree in journalism from the University of Malaga in Spain.
View this post on Instagram
So excited to join the team at @turner and @brfootball to host next season’s Champions League!Am a huge fan of their sports coverage and feel privileged to work with such a talented group ⚽️🏆😁 @turnersportspr @uefacom @uefa_official @champions league #championsleague #football #soccer
Thanks to her language proficiency, Kate started her career by joining German DW-TV, after which several offers came her way – she was approached by CNN in July 2009 and immediately accepted the offer, remaining with the networkvfor the next two years during which time she interviewed such sports legends as Clarence Seedorf, Jackie Stewart, David Ginola, Lawrence Dallaglio among many others, which helped her gain a name for herself in the sports journalism. Before leaving CNN, she also covered the FIFA 2010 World Soccer Cup held in South Africa.
Rise to Prominence
After leaving CNN, Kate became a part of Sky Deutschland, and served as a lead anchor in the Sky Sports News HD TV channel, which started its broadcast in 2011. Two years later she reached UK Sky Sports, hosting Sports News, while she was also given the role as the host of Coppa Italia. As she became more experienced, Kate’s drew more attention, and she was given the honor of hosting the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony, during which she spoke with guests and contestants employing her knowledge of four languages. This launched her to greater prominence, and the next year she was again the host of the FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony.
Kate sought a new challenge, and in January 2017 she was recruited by Fox Sports in the US, initially given the role as host of the Champions League and Europa League coverage. Most recently, it was announced that Kate will assume the position of a presenter of Turner Sport’s UEFA Champions League coverage, once the new season begins, as the TV station has bought the rights from the Fox Sports, but Kate will also continue working for Fox Sports as well.
— Kate Abdo (@kate_abdo) May 18, 2018
Do You Know How Rich Successful Sports Journalist Kate Abdo is?
Since she launched her journalistic career, Kate has worked for a number of TV stations in Germany, England and later the US, holding several notable positions which have steadily contributed to her wealth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Kate Abdo is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Abdo’s net worth is as high as $1.5 million, while her annual salary is $250,000, pretty decent for a sports journalist, don’t you think? Undoubtedly, her net worth is bound to grow in the coming years.
Kate Abdo Wedding and Personal Life
Do you know anything about Kate’s personal affairs? Her last name Abdo comes from her marriage to German real estate businessman Ramtin Abdo; the couple married in 2010 – the couple doesn’t have any children.
Kate Abdo Body Measurements
Kate is regarded as beautiful, sexy and attractive, well, that wouldn’t be the situation if she didn’t have an athletic body. She stands at 5ft8ins (1.73m), but her weight is unknown – her vital statistics are 35-25-36 inches. Pretty impressive, right?
Is Kate Abdo on Social Media?
Since she became a star journalist, Kate has used social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to promote her work, but also share details of her personal life.
Her official Instagram page has around 27,000 followers with whom she has shared pictures from her work and personal life as well.
She is most involved on Twitter, on which she has over 145,000 loyal fans with whom she has shared her own opinions, ideas, and other matters related to her work and personal life. Many of her tweets have gone viral, such as her picture with Pep Guardiola
https://twitter.com/kate_abdo/status/985569422663270400, and some of her personal posts such as a sarcastic comment about her mom buying her a t-shirt.
When your mam thinks it’s funny to buy you a t-shirt. pic.twitter.com/fG4W2GWk0h
— Kate Abdo (@kate_abdo) February 3, 2018
You can see other posts if you just follow the link to her official page.
Kate is also no stranger to Facebook, but her fan base is rather smaller with a mere 2,400 followers. However, it is where you can see her next to Cristiano Ronaldo during one of the FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremonies.
So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent sports journalist and presenter, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you to become one. You just need to follow links to her official pages we gave you.
Kate Abdo Facts
- Kate is prominent in four languages, Spanish, French, German, and her native English.
- She studied journalism abroad, obtaining her degree from the University of Malaga, Spain
- Kate has been married to German real estate mogul Ramtin Abdo, therefore the last name Abdo.
- She started her professional career in Germany as Kate Giles.
- Kate hosted three FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremonies, during which Cristiano Ronaldo was presented with his third and fourth honors as the world’s best player, and Lionel Messi with his fifth.