Who is Kate Abdo?
Kate Abdo (née Giles) was born on 8 September 1981 under the sign of Virgo, in Manchester, England UK. She is a 38-year-old international sports broadcaster and television presenter, probably best recognized for being the host of World Cup and Premier Boxing Champions coverage for Fox Sports, and the UEFA Champions League coverage for Turner Sports.
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How rich is she, as of now? Kate Abdo Net Worth
As of early 2020, Kate Abdo’s net worth is estimated at over $1.5 million, earned from her successful involvement in the sports and news industry as a sports journalist.
Her income is reputedly close to $100,000 per 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 haven’t been disclosed to the public yet, however, it’s known that they were sports coaches. She also has an elder brother, who is an avid soccer player. Kate has British nationality, and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, although her maternal grandmother came from Guyana. She practices Christianity. Kate became a huge fan of Manchester United at a very young age.
Kate attended Withington Girl’s School in Fallowfield, Manchester, but at the age of 17, she moved to Spain and attended a high school there. Upon matriculation, she enrolled in the University of Malaga, from which she obtained her degree in Translation and Interpreting. Kate would later continue her education at the University of Salford, from which she graduated with honors with a first-class BA degree in European Languages. She has also lived in other European countries, including France and Germany, which gave her an opportunity to learn more languages and become fluent.
Kate Abdo started her professional career in the field of journalism when she joined Deutsche Welle, a German international public broadcaster. Between 2005 and 2006, Kate also served as an intern for the network’s Foreign Languages Editorial Department, translating stories from German and Spanish into English. In 2006, she was promoted to the position of the sports anchor, in charge of covering sports events for their services in both German and English. Moreover, she worked as a production assistant for the DFL from 2006 to 2007, remaining there until July 2009, but receiving new job offers.
Rise to Fame and CNN Network
Following her departure from Deutsche Welle, Kate Abdo joined the CNN International network, where she worked for two years. During her stint there, Kate served as the anchor of the daily show “World Sports” from London, England, as well as the host of the show “Inside Africa”. Moreover, she covered a number of sports events for CNN en Español (CNN in Spanish), and interviewed a number of sports legends, such as Lawrence Dallaglio, Jackie Stewart, David Ginola and Clarence Seedorf, among many 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, landing a job as a lead anchor for Sky Sports News HD, launched in the same year. Being the lead anchor, Kate was in charge of a team of 14 anchors, and was involved in the development of the channel’s coverage. In 2014, Kate relocated to London, England, and started working as a television presenter for Sky Sports UK. During the same year, she hosted the FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony, interviewing nominated players and guests in four languages, which gained her enormous recognition all over the world, and the following year she was again selected to host the FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony.
Besides that, 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, and later accepted their permanent offer, and moved to the United States. She there covered such events as World Cup, Europa League, FA Cup, Champions League, and Bundesliga. She was also appointed as the host of the Fox’s Premier Boxing Champions including the coverage of fight night, and the studio show entitled “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 blonde dyed hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), while her weight is approximately 120lbs (55kgs), and her vital statistics are 35-25-36. Information about her bra, dress and shoe size isn’t available.
Kate Abdo is a divorced woman; her ex-husband is Ramtin Abdo, a German real estate mogul and one of the most successful businessman in the field of real estate in Europe, known for being the co-founder and CEO of Ina Ventures GmbH company and the co-founder of SMAP. After dating for a while, Kate ad Ramtin eventually exchanged their wedding vows in 2010, however, they divorced in 2017. She is currently romantically involved in a relationship with talk show host Barak Bess, recognized 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.