Kate Riley is a sports anchor and correspondent for CNN International based at the network's global headquarters in Atlanta. She hosts 'World Sport', a daily show aired to a billion people in 250 different countries. In addition to this, she is the only woman, working on air, full time in sports for the network based in North America.
Whilst at CNN she has anchored live from the Super Bowl 53, FIFA World Cups (men and women), English Premier League, UEFA Champions League final, MLS Cup and MLS All Star Game as well as Winter and Summer Olympic Games.
Riley joined CNN after working in sports broadcasting for Al Jazeera in Doha, Qatar and Sky Sports News in London, UK before that, where she co-hosted their flagship, national breakfast show. Kate holds a Law degree and a Masters degree in Broadcast Journalism from Cardiff University in Wales, UK. Follow her on Twitter/ Instagram: @KateRileyCNN.
Riley has almost 15 years in broadcast media from radio to international tv and podcasting. She began her TV career with the BBC in Norwich, UK and became the station's youngster ever sports anchor and reported on Norwich City's promotion to the English Premier League.
In 2017, Riley was recognized for her contribution and work in the "Best Sports Newscast" by the New York Festivals Awards. She is regular contributor and leading voice on Major League Soccer for UK newspapers and British based sports podcasts.
Born in Bakersfield, California to an American mother and British father, Riley spent her childhood in Hong Kong, Brunei, Cameroon and the UK. She speaks French, German and English. Additionally, she speaks basic Arabic after living and working in Doha, Qatar.
2019 sees her placed on a Turner leadership program after being identified as a future leader of the company.
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