David Cameron
Dawn Butler
Jeremy Paxman
Joe Biden
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Andy Burnham

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Kay Burley

Knowledge Identifier: +Kay_Burley


Kay Burley

English television newsreader, presenter and journalist add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1960.

Countries: United Kingdom (65%), Canada (12%), UK (12%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: David Cameron, Dawn Butler, Jeremy Paxman

Linked to: Conservative Party, Labour Party, Arsenal F.C., Ipsos MORI




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Kay Burley was born in 1960 add something


Burley worked in local radio and TV, including Tyne Tees Television before joining TV-am in 1985 as a reporter and occasional newsreader add something


From 1987, she presented TV-am's first hour, filling in for Caroline Righton and covering Anne Diamond's maternity leave add something


She moved to the fledgling Sky News in 1988 add something


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" add something


In 2005, she was prominent in Sky News' coverage of both the General Election and the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles add something


Burley is an occasional contributor to the tabloid "Sunday Mirror", and in the summer of 2006 appeared occasionally on Channel 5's news bulletins add something


Burley was a contestant for the second series of the ITV reality television show "Dancing on Ice" beginning on 20 January 2007 add something


He was asked to comment on an interview Dwight Yorke, the father of Price's first child Harvey, had given to Sky News in October 2009 add something


In February 2010, Burley was forced to apologise on-air for offending Catholics when she joked that US Vice President Joe Biden, who had ashes on his forehead to mark Ash Wednesday, had a "large bruise" that he had picked up from "walking into a door" or from slipping on ice during his recent trip to Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics add something


On 3 February 2010, Burley interviewed Peter Andre less than 24 hours after his ex-wife Katie Price married Alex Reid in Las Vegas add something


On 8 May 2010, Burley was heckled during an interview outside the Houses of Parliament by a protester who chanted "Sack Kay Burley add something


On 9 September 2010, Burley interrupted Labour MP Chris Bryant during an interview regarding developments in the News of the World phone hacking affair with the words, "No, no, no, you can't say that, sir add something


Barry George - In May 2010 Mirror Group Newspapers settled with George after claims, unrelated to the Dando murder, that he had developed an obsession with singer Cheryl Cole and newsreader Kay Burley


Burley's first novel, titled "First Ladies", was published on 12 May 2011 add something


Burley's latest novel, "Betrayal", is a follow-up to her first novel and was released in May 2012 add something


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 add something


On 26 March 2015, Burley was accused of being biased in favour of David Cameron whilst hosting a joint Sky News/Channel 4 television debate in the run up to the UK general election 2015 add something


In June 2015 Burley was criticised through social media for her interview of Nick Varney, the CEO of Merlin Entertainments add something


In July 2015 Burley was criticised for her interview of Dawn Butler, MP for Brent Central, in which Burley asked a question about the possibility of Jeremy Corbyn winning the Labour leadership election three times, despite what many commentators regarded as an acceptable answer being given the first time add something


In November 2015 Burley, who had been in Paris covering the aftermath of the terrorist attacks, was criticised for tweeting an image of a golden retriever dog with a caption noting: "The sadness in his eyes" add something


Jeremy Paxman - On 26 March 2015 Paxman co-presented, with Kay Burley, " David Cameron and Ed Miliband Live: The Battle for Number 10", in which he interviewed both British Prime Minister David Cameron and Opposition Leader Ed Miliband regarding their track record in politics and their plans if elected Prime Minister in the general election set for May of that year


Dawn Butler - In an interview on Sky News conducted by Kay Burley on 23 July 2015, Butler was repeatedly questioned by Burley over her decision to put Jeremy Corbyn on the leadership ballot, despite actually wanting Andy Burnham to win


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


In September 2018 it was announced Kay Burley would have her own show on Sky News, titled "The Kay Burley Show" add something