Kay Burley Net Worth 2022, Age, Husband, Children, Height, Family, Married

Kay Burley

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Kay Burley is a British broadcaster and writer. She is a presenter on Sky News and hosts Kay Burley, the breakfast slot on the channel. She has also worked for BBC Local Radio, Tyne Tees Television, and TV-am.

Early life

NameKay Burley
Net Worth$3 million
OccupationJournalist, Broadcaster, Writer
Age61 years
Kay Burley net worth 2022

Kay Burley whose birth name is Kay McGurrin was born on December 17, 1960 (age 61 years) in Beech Hill, Wigan, Lancashire, United Kingdom. She is the daughter of parents who worked in a cardboard factory. She attended Whitley High School (closed in 1990). She began her reporting career at age 17, working for the Wigan Evening Post and Chronicle.


Kay Burley worked for BBC local radio and Tyne Tees Television, before joining TV-am in 1985 as a reporter and occasional newsreader. From 1987, she presented TV-am’s first hour, filling in for Caroline Righton and covering for Anne Diamond during their maternity leave.

Burley was recruited by Andrew Neil, and joined Sky Television, launching the Sky One Entertainment Channel in November 1988 with her own documentary, The Satellite Revolution. She moved to the fledgling Sky News in 1988. She was part of the team that covered the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, on Sky, breaking the news of the princess’s death shortly after 5 a.m. on Sunday 31 August 1997.

She broke the first UK news of the September 11 attacks, shortly after the first tower had been hit. She fronted Sky News coverage from Sri Lanka following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and subsequent tsunami. In 2005, she was prominent in Sky News’s coverage of both the general election and the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. In 2013, she fronted the coverage of the birth of Prince George of Cambridge.

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Kay Burley is an occasional contributor to the tabloid Sunday Mirror, and in the summer of 2006 appeared occasionally on Channel 5’s news bulletins. She has stood in for Iain Dale on his Sunday Politics show on London talk radio station LBC 97.3 and joined LBC Radio on 23 March 2014 along with The Sun’s managing editor Stig Abell to present a show from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sundays.

Burley was a contestant for the second series of the ITV reality television show Dancing on Ice, beginning on 20 January 2007. She skated for MacMillan Cancer Care, in memory of her mother, who had died of breast cancer. She gave her appearance fee to the charity. Burley and her partner, Fred Palascak, went out of the show in the fifth week, after competing against actress Clare Buckfield and her partner, Andrei Lipanov. She appeared on the second series of Celebrity Hunted, in 2018.

In September 2018, it was announced that Kay Burley would have her own show on Sky News, The Kay Burley Show. In September 2019, it was announced that Burley would be moving to breakfast time to host Kay Burley @Breakfast. On 3 October 2019, Burley hosted her final afternoon show on the channel ahead of the first-morning slot on 14 October 2019.

On 10 December 2020, Kay Burley was suspended from presenting her eponymous show for six months, because she had breached London’s tier 2 coronavirus restrictions. Before then, she had scrutinized those who had broken the rules over the previous six months. On 7 June 2021, Burley returned to the channel with a simple greeting, “it’s great to be back”, before reporting the news headlines.


In a 2008 interview with the former girlfriend of serial killer Steve Wright, Kay Burley was criticized for asking her whether, if the couple had enjoyed better sex life, he would not have committed the crimes. Images from 2008 show Burley appearing to strangle photographer Kirsty Wigglesworth outside the Naomi Campbell hearing, which a Sky News spokesperson explained by saying “Kay Burley was provoked by a hard hit to the face with a camera.” But the Associated Press said: ‘Kirsty is absolutely sure that she’s not the person who bumped Ms. Burley with a camera. She was the victim of an unprovoked and inexcusable attack.’

Burley apologized in February 2010 to guest Peter Andre who “fought back tears” after she aired comments by Dwight Yorke who criticized Andre after he volunteered to adopt Katie Price’s first child (Yorke’s son and Andre’s stepson) Harvey. Burley wrote in her online blog that Andre consequently “sobbed on my shoulder”. However, during the 2010 general election, Burley’s interview with electoral campaigner David Babbs from 38 Degrees was criticized for “bias and aggressive behaviour”. Burley said, in part: The public has voted for a hung parliament. We have got exactly what we voted for … so you marching down past Westminster today will make no difference whatsoever. … Why don’t you go home and watch it on Sky News?

Ofcom rejected any complaints over Sky News coverage of the event, despite receiving 2,800 complaints. Kay Burley was subsequently heckled by protestors while reporting from College Green, who c ontinuously chanted “sack Kay Burley”, prompting Burley to say “Lots of demonstrators shouting ‘fair votes now’ – not sure what they mean by that” and “They don’t like The Sun, they don’t like us, they don’t like Rupert”. In September 2010, commenting on the News International phone-hacking scandal, part of an exchange between Labour MP Chris Bryant and Kay Burley went viral, whereby Burley asks Bryant to cite information claiming that phone hacking was “endemic” in other newspapers. Bryant did, accusing Burley of being “a bit dim” and saying: the Information Commissioner produced a report which if you had listened to the debate earlier yourself then you would know, or if you had read that report then you would see that he referred to more than 1,000 cases in various different newspapers. I think it was something like 800 – I’ve not got the figures with me now – 800 incidences in the Mail alone.

Kay Burley also falsely claimed that if he had changed his PIN, Bryant would not have been hacked. Bryant responded in an article for The Independent, saying that “My PIN had nothing to do with my phone being hacked. Someone phoned Orange, my mobile network provider, and tried to pretend to be me in order to gain access to my voicemails”. Bryant has since asked on air for Burley to apologize about the interview.

On 5 October 2012, Burley was accused of insensitivity after she broke the news of the probable death of missing five-year-old April Jones live on air to volunteers who had been assisting in the search for her. The interviewees were unaware that the case had become a murder inquiry. However, during the 2015 general election, Channel 4 and Ofcom received more than 400 complaints against bias in their treatment of Labour leader Ed Miliband in favour of Conservative leader and Prime Minister David Cameron, including a “town hall” part of the programme which Burley moderated. Burley repeatedly questioned Ed Miliband about his relationship with his brother David, at one point telling him: “Your poor mother”.

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Kay Burley was criticized in June 2015 through social media for her interview with Nick Varney, the chief executive of Merlin Entertainments. This followed an accident on The Smiler ride at Alton Towers, which led to injuries for 11 of the 16 passengers. Responses to her behaviour dubbed it “disrespectful to everyone involved” and an “outright attack”. In response, Burley tweeted “For those concerned, I was hard on Alton Towers boss, he’ll get over it. Not sure those on his ride will be so quick to recover”. Her interview with Varney began a negative reaction over social media, prompting 1,816 complaints to Ofcom and also led to over 55,000 signatures on a petition to have Burley sacked. Ofcom declined to launch a formal investigation into the interview.

Burley repeatedly in March 2015 asked Cerie Bullivant of CAGE how he felt about the beheading of Western hostages by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. When Bullivant left the interview as he believed Burley’s question to be “inherently Islamophobic and racist”, Burley retorted that it was “nonsense”, and told Bullivant to “get over yourself”. This prompted 57 complaints to Ofcom, but no action against Burley was taken.

In 2018, during an interview concerning Boris Johnson’s remarks about the burqa, Kay Burley drew criticism when she used as an example the lack of visible facial expression of war veteran Simon Weston, who had received severe facial injuries in the Falklands War.

Kay Burley admitted in December 2020 to breaching London’s tier 2 coronavirus restrictions when celebrating her 60th birthday. Her actions allegedly included meeting up to nine individuals outside of her household, breaking the 11pm curfew, and socializing inside two restaurants and her own home. Burley was later suspended from Sky News until June 2021, and withdrawn from consideration for the Royal Television Society’s journalism awards.

In March 2022, during an interview with two Ukrainian refugees in Dublin, Kay Burley drew criticism for stating that they can “start to build a new life in Dublin, safe in the knowledge that the British people are completely behind you”. Dublin is in the Republic of Ireland, so not part of Britain or the UK.


Kay Burley’s first novel, First Ladies, was published on 12 May 2011. The book is an erotic romance set in the media industry, including television news. One reviewer called it a “turgid mess” which is not even bad enough to be good: “Unfortunately, this book, with its dire comic timing, the complete absence of irony, pointless digressions, dull plotting and complete lack of any engaging characters, is so mind-numbingly, fist-chewingly awful, that it’s just bad.” Another Burley novel, Betrayal, was published in May 2012.


Kay Burley was married to his first husband Steve Kutner, they had their wedding in the 1990s. They had one child together, Alexander Kutner. The couple later divorced. However, in 2018 Burley participated in Channel 4’s Celebrity Hunted and was captured in the penultimate episode. In an interview with the Telegraph, she claims to be a keen climber and mountaineer. Kay Burley religion Christianity and practices the Roman Catholic faith. As of mid-2022, Kay Burley is still not re-married and is single.

Kay Burley net worth

How much is Kay Burley worth? Kay Burley net worth is estimated at around $3 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a journalist, broadcaster and writer. Burley’s salary per month with other career earnings is over $400 thousand dollars annually. She is one of the richest and most influential journalists in the United Kingdom. Kay Burley stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.