Country of origin: China
Kaity Tong is a Chinese-born American broadcast journalist who has been a television news anchor in New York City since 1981.
Tong joins Gloria Steinem and the late 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 .
Tong 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, Tong 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, CACF [Coalition for Asian American Children], and Asian American Journalists Association.
To read more about Kaity Tong, read her page on Wikipedia.