Kate Abdo is a familiar figure to football fans. The Britsih sports broadcaster is one of the best in the business and has been a part of some of the world’s best sporting events to date. A world cup host, Kate has had a career that has taken her just about everywhere, from the footballing nations of Europe to Africa and beyond. The sportscaster is also a regular feature at the Ballon d’Or awards and can be seen talking to contestants and star players in 4 different languages. Over the years, Kate has established herself as one of the best sports broadcasters in the business, a title that is thoroughly deserved. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Kate Abdo.
Kate Abdo was born on the 8th of September, 1981, in Manchester, England. Born and raised in the UK, Kate shares African descent from her maternal grandmother who initially arrived from Guyana. The second child of the family, Kate was raised in a footballing household, and while her mother supported the Red Devils, Kate found her loyalty with The Reds. Kate spent her early years at the Withington Girls’ School, before moving to Spain at the age of 17. She continued her education while still in Spain and started learning Translation and Interpreting. While still at College, Kate moved around to France and Germany and went on to graduate from the University of Salford with a first-class B.A. (Hons) in European Languages. Having traveled extensively during her early years, Kate became proficient in all three languages including Spanish, French, and German.
Kate began her professional career with German international news network Deutsche Welle and offered sports coverage in both English and German. After a short while, Kate moved across Europe to join the CNN network. She took up the post in July of 2009 and was hosted the World Sports show. Kate’s stature continued to rise across the world of sports, and she was selected to broadcast the 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa. However, after wrapping up the 2010 World Cup, Kate decided to move back to Germany and took up the position at the Sky Sports News HD in Germany. From 2011, Kate became the face of Sky Sports in Germany and was extensively involved with the network. She left Germany in 2013 to join UK Sky Sports and hosted Pay Per View Boxing events, European Football, Transfer Deadline Day, and Sky Sports News. In 2014, Kate was named as the host of the Ballon d’Or where she displayed her mastery of languages.
Rise to prominence:
Things were heating up for Kate who was highly demanded at sporting events around the world. In 2015, Sky sports loaned Kate to FOX Sports for their coverage of the Women’s World Cup in 2015. Kate ended up joining FOX sports after the event and started hosting the major leagues from around the world including the Champions League, Europa League, World Cup, FA Cup, and Bundesliga. When Fox lost the rights to broadcast the Champion’s league to Turner, Kate signed a deal with TNT to host the champions league. Kate left Fox sports after it lost the major footballing rights and her show Inside PBC was canceled. She made a return to the hosting seat in 2020 when she was announced as the newest host of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League for CBS Sports.
Kate Abdo has an estimated net worth of $2M which she accumulated working as a sports broadcaster. Judging by Kate’s constant dedication and progress in her profession her net worth is boud to rise in future.
Kate Abdo is happily married to her husband Ramtin Abdo. The pair met in 2010 and tied the knot within a year of dating. The pair have not revealed much about their marriage and are yet to have any children.