Kate Abdo - Updated Feb 2024

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Kate Abdo

Kate Abdo is a successful British sports journalist and interviewer. Kate Abdo is prominent for joining networks like ‘CNN’ and ‘Fox Sports.’

Early Life and Childhood

Kate Abdo’s age is 41 years old as of 2023. She was born on September 8, 1981, in her birthplace, Manchester, England.

Her birth name was Kate Giles. She has spent her childhood traveling in many countries like Manchester United, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom, and many more.

Therefore, she was raised with her parents and a brother. Talking about her parents, worked as a sports teacher and a soccer fan.

Sadly, the details about her father, mother, and brother’s name are not available. Likewise, she belongs to British nationality and Arabic ethnicity.

Kate Abdo grandmom

Caption: Kate with her grandmom, Source: Instagram


Talking about Abdo’s educational history, she was in Manchester attending Withington Girls School. She moved to Spain at age 17, where she finished her high school diploma.

Whereas, she studied Translation and Interpreting. She received a BA in European Languages from the University of Salford.

Relationship Status

Talking about Kate Abdo’s personal life, she is in a relationship. She is dating Barak Bess. Barak Bess is a TV and radio personality on Sirius XM Fight Nation.

Previously, in the year 2010, she got married to Ramtin Abdo. Ramtin Abdo is a top German businessman. Sadly, the couple ended their relationship soon.

Kate Abdo boyfriend

Caption: Kate with her boyfriend Barak Bess, Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Kate Abdo is a beautiful woman with a great personality. She has a height of 5 feet 8 inches and a weight is 54kg.

Talking about her body measurement is around 35-25-36 inches. Likewise, she has brown hair and brown eyes.

Career Life

Kate Abdo started her career in sports journalism back in 2003. She had early six-month work experience in Munich and a further six months in Paris.
She joined Deutsche Welle’s foreign news network later. Whereas, she served as an intern with the network’s Foreign Languages Editorial Team from September 2005 through September 2006.
Moreover, her job was to translate the stories from Spanish and German into English. Abdo slowly went up the career ladder and became the Deutsche Welle sports anchor.
Because of her English, German, and Spanish expertise, she was selected to host sports programs for her English and German services.
Abdo served as a production assistant for the ‘DFL’ from 2006 to 2007. She was responsible for producing reports in Spanish.
Abdo continued with Deutsche Welle as the sports anchor until June 2009. After leaving ‘DW,’ Abdo joined CNN International.
She also served as an anchor for the daily show World Sports. She has covered several CNN en Espanol sports events. Abdo remained with CNN until July 2011.
As its main presenter, Abdo joined Sky Sports News HD in August 2011. She has also been the public face of network launches.
Abdo was actively involved in establishing coverage of the network. She was the head of a team of 14 anchors and was very effective as a leader in her position.
In January 2014, Abdo moved to the UK to become a television presenter for Sky Sports. She presented ‘European Football, Transfer Deadline Day, and Sky Sports News pay-per-view boxing events.
In 2015, Sky Sports lent her to Fox Sports to host their coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Later, she accepted a permanent offer from Fox and transferred to the USA.
Since leaving DW, Abdo joined CNN International. She also served as an anchor for the daily show World Sports. She has covered several CNN en Espanol sports events. Abdo remained with ‘CNN’ until July 2011.

Hosted Different shows

Abdo presented the Fox series Premier Boxing Champions. She was also seen on the daily studio program Inside PBC Boxing.
In three consecutive years, she presented the Ballon d’Or: 2014, 2015, and 2016. The Ballon d’Or’ is a prestigious football award that is awarded to top players.
Whereas, she interacted in four languages at the 2014 ‘FIFA Ballon d’Or “ceremony. She has earned Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo the World’s Best Player award.
Kate Abdo work

Caption: Kate hosting a boxing show with her co-host, Source: Instagram

Later, many popular sportsmen such as Jackie Stewart, Clarence Seedorf, and Lawrence Dallaglio were interviewed by Abdo. She has been a frequent recipient of the Laureus Global Sports Prize.
When Fox lost the right to air the Champions League matches to TNT in 2018, Abdo reached an arrangement with TNT to broadcast their coverage. In 2020, she returned to the UK to work for CBS Sports as the host of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League.

Kate Abdo – Net Worth 2024

Talking about Abdo’s net worth, she has estimated a huge amount of income throughout her professional life. She has earned a huge income as a sports journalist and an interviewer.
Whereas, she has estimated around $1.5 million in total net worth as of 2022. Likewise, her salary is more than $30k.


Kate Abdo has not been in any kind of controversy until now. As per a source, she has not been involved in any kind of controversies in her professional life.

Sadly, there was a rumor that she was getting divorced from her partner but later she denied it.


Kate Abdo – Social Media

Kate Abdo is active on social media. She has a huge fan following on her social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She has over 152k followers on her Instagram account under the username “@kateabdo”.

Additionally, she has posted more than 327 posts on her Instagram. Similarly, she joined Twitter in November 2011 with more than 181.4k followers on it.