Kate Abdo Biography
Kate Abdo is an English renowned Sports Broadcaster. Throughout her career, she has worked internationally. Among the countries she has worked in include. the UK, Spain, France, Germany and the USA. She currently hosts Premier Boxing Champions and World Cup coverage Fox Sports and Champions league soccer for Turner.
She started her broadcasting career at the German international news network Deutsche Welle. While there, she hosted sports coverage for their English and German-language services. She later moved to CNN, where she anchored the “World Sports” program daily. She also hosted the “Inside Africa” feature show.
Kate Abdo left CNN for Sky Sport News HD in Germany. She bacame the head anchor and the face of the network. Abdo joined to be a public face for the launch the network and was also heavily involved in the development of the network’s coverage, formats and programming. Later on, she moved to the UK to join Sky Sports.
Kate Abdohosted the Pay Per View Boxing events, European Football, Transfer Deadline day and Sky Sports News. She joined Fox Sports to host their coverage of the Women’s World Cup in 2015. Abdo later took up a permanent offer from the network to relocate to the US and host their Champions League, Europa league, World Cup, FA Cup, and Bundesliga coverage.
Since then, she has also now taken on the role of hosting Fox’s Premier Boxing Champions. That includes a regular studio show “Inside PBC Boxing” and fight night coverage. Abdo signed a deal to host Champions League coverage on TNT from Turner’s Atlanta studios. This was after Fox lost the rights to Champions League to Turner.
Kate Abdo is also well known for her role hosting the Ballon D’Or and Laureus Global Sports Awards, both of which she hosted on numerous occasions.
Kate Abdo Age
Kate Abdo was born in Manchester, England, United Kingdom. She was born on 8th September 1981. Her current age is 37 years old as of 2018.
Kate Abdo Net Worth
Kate Abdo has an approximated net worth of $1.5 million. She makes an average annual salary of $25000. She has accumulated her net worth mostly from her career.
Kate Abdo Dating | Kate Abdo Husband
Kate Abdo is married to her husband Ramtin Abdo. The couple tied the knot inn the mid 2010. Before their marriage, they had known each other for a very long time. She was better known as Kate Giles prior to getting married. Her husband is a very rich and wealthy personality. He is a German top real estate businessperson. The couple is living happily with each other. There are no news about the children.
Kate Abdo Beastmaster
Ultimate Beastmaster” will come back for a third run on Netflix, with a rejiggered format. For the first time it will have contestants from the U.K. and Australia. Fox Sports and former Sky Sports News presenter Kate Abdo will be the U.K. host alongside wrestler and actor Stu Bennett.
Pop star and performer Dannii Minogue will fly the flag for Australia alongside rugby star Nick Cummins. The series was the first competition show greenlit by Netflix. It has hosts from each of the participating countries commentating alongside one another. Each territory sees a localized version of the show.
They will also see the presenters all the competing countries interact with each other throughout the course of the show. WWE wrestler CM Punk will co-host the U.S. version. He will join existing presenter Tiki Barber. Sylvester Stallone, Yong Yam and Kevin King Templeton executive produce.
Kate Abdo Manchester United
Kate Abdo is an ardent supporter of Manchester United. She grew up in Manchester and her father used to tag her along to go and watch games at the old Trafford. Expressing her views on Van Gal’s performance, she said, ” Any Manchester United fan would probably agree it would be hard not to do a better job than Moyes. But of course, he faced an impossible task coming in after Sir Alex Ferguson. I was slightly skeptical when Van Gaal arrived simply because I was in Germany during his departure from Bayern Munich.
It felt pretty acrimonious, and relations were very strained between him and the club. He’s made no secret about being an authoritarian figure, and I wondered how that would play out at Man United. But the results are slowly turning, and the win at Liverpool was obviously a huge deal. Not getting back into the Champions League would be a failure, but we’re on course to do that, and I think he’s done a good job so far.”
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Kate Abdo Interview
Q: Congratulations on your forthcoming hosting role at the Women’s World Cup on Fox Sports! Are you excited?
Kate Abdo: Yes, I’m very excited! Having travelled to Los Angeles a few times in the past few months to cover friendly matches, it’s clear how much Fox are putting into the tournament.
Q: What is your opinion on the women’s game? It’s certainly a big deal in the USA, but is it growing in the UK?
Kate Abdo: Yes, it’s definitely growing in the UK. If you speak to somebody like [former England striker] Kelly Smith, she believes the league standard has really caught up with the U.S. At the time she played, she felt the only option was to play in the States, but now that’s not necessarily the case. I’ve actually been bowled over by the level of interest and excitement in America about the Women’s World Cup. In Europe it hasn’t quite grabbed the public’s attention in the same way yet, but that’s perhaps inevitable because the U.S. women’s team has done so well.
Q: You hosted the most recent Ballon d’Or award ceremony and were commended for your multilingual performance. What’s your standout memory from that day?
Kate Abdo: It sounds very predictable, but it’s probably the moment the winner of the main award was revealed. Just as many people expected it to be Ronaldo as they did Messi, so there was a huge sense of suspense. When you see those guys in the same room, you know there is a big rivalry. Between the female candidates you get a sense of camaraderie, but you don’t really get that between the guys! It wasn’t hostile, but it certainly felt extremely competitive.
Q: It’s a very formal occasion. Was everyone there on his best behaviour?
Kate Abdo: I didn’t see any misbehaviour, if that’s what you mean! All the players know they are representing their clubs—It’s a “see and be seen” kind of event. It’s an honour just to be invited so nobody wants to embarrass themselves.
Q: Well, that’s disappointing. You’ve also hosted several Europa League draws. How stressful are live situations like those, particularly in a social media age when nothing goes unnoticed?
Kate Abdo: Any number of things can go wrong when you’re live and the Internet immortalises those moments, but I don’t find it stressful. There’s plenty of clips of me on YouTube getting things wrong, and we had a few small glitches in the Ballon d’Or ceremony. As long as you take the mistakes in your stride and with a sense of humour, it’s no big deal.
Q: There are clips online of you being caught stretching on air and even accidentally swearing. You seem to take it very well, but do you wish Vine didn’t exist at times like that?
Kate Abdo: [laughs] When I read my Twitter comments I often wish that! I don’t think I’ve had to face vindictive comments, it’s generally just people having a laugh, and there’s nothing wrong with that. As a woman in the sports industry, however, it can sometimes be difficult as you’re catering to a majority-male audience. Sometimes you read the comments and wish that they would be more focussed on other skills you bring to the table—and that’s something that pleased me about the Ballon d’Or: The comments were more about my role as an accomplished sports presenter rather than anything else.
Q: As a female working in the male-dominated sports industry, do you feel you are treated equally? Is there some distance to go in that respect?
Kate Abdo: There’s probably still some distance to go, but it has come on leaps and bounds compared to where we were not so long ago. Generally speaking, it’s not a talking point. So many women have proven themselves to be good sports broadcasters that it’s not the issue it once was.
Q: Let’s talk about Deadline Day. Describe the atmosphere in Sky Sports News HQ studio. Is it more heightened than usual?
Kate Abdo: It’s a mental day. It’s a credit to Sky that they have made it such a huge event—it’s like their Super Bowl. It thrives off the personality of Jim White and my co-hosts. Jim is a louder-than-life character who’s very well-connected, and it’s a day when everybody works hard on their connections to bring the stories. Jim’s phone is usually ringing off the hook: He’ll be on his phone every time we cut to adverts or an interview. Even if it’s a 15- or 20-second break he’ll use that time to take a call and will hang up at the very last second. We never know if he’s going to hang up on time before we go live again, and that’s part of the fun. He is extremely unpredictable and does a great job of headlining the show.
Q: You hear stories of SSNHQ presenters and reporters frantically juggling three or four mobile phones, waiting for tips and calls. Is everybody on the case trying to chase down news?
Kate Abdo: Yes, absolutely; it’s a team effort. A lot of the stories come from our reporters based at grounds and training complexes, whether they are pursuing contacts on the ground or on the phone. I’ve also experienced Deadline Day at Sky Germany, but they don’t have the same last-minute push and excitement that you get in the Premier League. I guess the Germans like to have their business wrapped up earlier; maybe they are generally more organised. In the UK, the whole day is extremely tense but exciting. Everyone is usually pretty exhausted in the 24 hours that follow.
Q: Do you like wearing yellow?
Kate Abdo: [laughs] On Deadline Day I definitely do! It’s part of the branding of the day. I know people think Sky go a bit far with it, but they’re having fun with it. The news we report is absolutely serious, but we like to have fun and don’t take ourselves too seriously.
Q: You’ve worked in football broadcasting in Germany, the U.S. and the UK. What are the differences in the ways the game is presented? Is there more humour in the UK coverage, for example?
Kate Abdo: Well there’s not much humour in the German coverage! In the UK there tends to be a long pre-game analysis which goes into plenty of depth. In the States everything has a lot more energy and it moves quickly from one point to the next. For a British viewer it might move too quickly.
Q: I find that American pundits often make bold predictions and are willing to put themselves “out there,” whereas in British coverage there is more nuance and thoughtfulness.
Kate Abdo: Yes, the U.S. pundits are generally willing to be slightly more provocative. The Brits are generally quite reserved, whereas the Americans are generally quite outgoing and definitely more relaxed and willing to show personality on camera.
Q: Who do you support?
Kate Abdo: I grew up in Manchester going to Old Trafford with my dad. I got to go when he didn’t give the ticket to my brother! My mum is a Liverpool fan, so unsurprisingly she chose not to join us.
Q: What is your opinion of Louis van Gaal’s reign so far? Is he doing a much better job than David Moyes?
Kate Abdo: Any Manchester United fan would probably agree it would be hard not to do a better job than Moyes. But of course, he faced an impossible task coming in after Sir Alex Ferguson. I was slightly skeptical when Van Gaal arrived simply because I was in Germany during his departure from Bayern Munich. It felt pretty acrimonious, and relations were very strained between him and the club. He’s made no secret about being an authoritarian figure, and I wondered how that would play out at Man United. But the results are slowly turning, and the win at Liverpool was obviously a huge deal. Not getting back into the Champions League would be a failure, but we’re on course to do that, and I think he’s done a good job so far.
Q: How did you get into sports broadcasting?
Kate Abdo: I fell into it really; it wasn’t planned. I was living around Europe, travelling and learning languages when I got the opportunity to work an internship at a German TV station. When a presenter left they needed someone at short notice, and I was persuaded to try out. After two days of training I went live on air.
Q: Finally, Kate, do you have any words of advice for aspiring sports journalists and broadcasters?
Kate Abdo: Broadcast journalism is a difficult industry to get into; a lot of it is about being at the right place at the right time. You need determination and a willingness to work the beat and prove yourself as a journalist. Be willing to do the stories that are less glamorous at the beginning, and as long as you’ve got talent and you work at it, somebody, somewhere should see it. And if you get an opportunity to go in front of the camera, it’s important to enjoy it. The more you enjoy it, the more the viewer enjoys it.