Katty Kay is an award-winning journalist with the BBC whose instinctively global perspective on American politics and world affairs comes from having lived and worked in the Middle East, Southern Africa, Japan, Europe, and the U.S. throughout her career. 
Now Washington-based, Katty has been with the BBC for nearly 30 years as a reporter and lead anchor, covering six U.S. presidential elections, Washington politics, financial crashes, sex scandals, global affairs, and much more. 
She is the host of Influential with Katty Kay, a BBC interview series that features in-depth conversations with some of the most powerful and change-making people in the worlds of culture, business, and science. Katty is also a regular contributor and substitute host of Morning Joe on MSNBC. 
Katty is the co-author, with Claire Shipman, of four New York Times bestsellers. Her latest book is The Power Code: More Joy. Less Ego. Maximum Impact for Women (and Everyone).
Katty speaks fluent French and Italian, and rather rusty Japanese. She settled in Washington, DC in the mid-90s where she lives with her husband, two cats, and a dog. They have four children.