Quick facts
Birth date 8 Sep, 1981
Age 38 yrs
Occupations Journalist
Sports journalist
Television presenter
Citizenship United Kingdom
Birth place Manchester
Education University of Salford
Gender Female
Description British sports journalist

Having previously worked for Sky Sports News, CNN and currently Fox Sports; some of the biggest broadcasting networks, Kate Abdo, a sports anchor, is famous in the field more so to football lovers.

Personal Life

Kate Giles nowadays goes by the the name Abdo after her successful marriage to her husband Ramtin Abdo who is a businessman of the German descent. After being together for quite some time, Kate and Ramtin tied the knot in 2010. Having being married for 8 years now, Kate and his hubby have no children together. Rumors of divorce surrounded her marriage at one point but Kate came out openly to deny the claims.

According to her biography, Kate was born in Manchester in the United Kingdom in the year 1981. She is currently 36 years old and turns a year older on the 8th of September. Kate attended Withington Girl’s school in Manchester for her early education and went on to study European Languages at the University of Salford and graduated with first class honors. Having lived in France, Spain and Germany, Abdo can speak fluently in Spanish, German and English.

It can be assumed that due to her birth place, she grew up to become a Manchester United fan, one of the most supported football team in the world. Abdo’s mom is a Liverpool fan, unlike her dad and brother who are also Manchester United fans. Further details of her personal life such as the identities of Kate’s family are not public.


Kate started off anchoring sports for DW-TV which is a German TV station. She was later involved with World Sports program where she anchored twice a day from London. In 2009, Kate made a move to CNN and while there she had numerous memorable interviews with sporting greats. Abdo then joined Sky Sports News in 2011. The move brought about opportunities to host events such as Coppa Otalia.

Football lovers around the globe have surely seen Kate Abdo on their screens after she hosted the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or. She interacted with the guests and contestants at the event in four languages. Abdo went ahead to host the same event in 2015.Kate can take pride in having awarded the Ballon d’Or award to the greatest footballers of this generation; Awarding Christiano Ronaldo the award in both 2014 and 2015, his third and fourth honors and Lionel Messi in 2016, his fifth.

The 5’8 tall sports anchor earns a salary of around 25,000 euros from FOX sports and is estimated to have a net worth of 1.5 million dollars. Kate has been able to achieve the numbers of her net worth from her salary, bonuses and she takes part in the real estate business among other activities.

Kate with the role she plays in sports anchoring has grown to become a fan favorite and her beauty adds on to that. Her fans show love on social media where Kate has a huge following on platforms such as Twitter and Instagram.

Last Modified: Feb 6, 2020

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