Accomplished journalist Kate Abdo officially joined FOX Sports in January 2017 to serve as a studio host for the network’s extensive soccer coverage.
IN THE STATES
Abdo came to the network from Sky Sports in the UK, where she worked since 2014. Abdo has worked with FOX Sports previously, as part of the network’s coverage of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada where she hosted FS1’s Emmy-award nominee nightly wrapup show, FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TONIGHT. She also hosted FS1’s coverage of the prestigious Algarve Cup and paired with Rob Stone, based in Los Angeles, while stationed in Ottawa to host FOX Sports’ FIFA Women’s World Cup Draw show in December 2014. Throughout the Women’s World Cup year, she served as studio host for various women’s international friendlies.
ACROSS THE POND
The acclaimed British broadcaster previously anchored Sky Sports News in the UK and hosted the FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremonies in 2014, 2015 and 2016, during which she presented Cristiano Ronaldo with his third and fourth awards as the world’s best player and Lionel Messi with his fifth. She has also hosted Sky Sports’ coverage of the Premier League’s Deadline Day and European soccer coverage including La Liga, the UEFA European Qualifiers and Coppa Italia.
Abdo began her sports broadcasting career at DW-TV, a German TV channel, before joining CNN in 2009. At CNN, Kate was based in London from where she covered the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa among other top soccer events and leagues. Abdo made her mark at Sky Deutschland as lead anchor and face of the channel’s Sky Sports News program before moving to Sky Sports in the UK in 2014. Throughout her career she has conducted notable interviews with some of international football’s all-time greats, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Pep Guardiola and Manuel Neuer.
Born in England, Abdo speaks fluent English, Spanish, French and German. She studied at universities in both the UK and Spain, graduating with honors and earning a degree in European Languages.