(1981-09-08) 8 September 1981
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
|Other names||Kate Abdolmajid|
|Education||BA (University of Salford)|
Kate Giles (born 8 September 1981), better known as Kate Abdo, is an English presenter and journalist. She is currently a presenter and host of various programs on Fox Sports. She formerly worked for Sky Sports News HQ in the United Kingdom and Sky Sport News HD in Germany.
Abdo anchored the World Sport program from London twice a day. Previously, she had anchored sports at DW-TV, a German TV channel. Abdo joined CNN in July 2009. She interviewed sporting greats such as Clarence Seedorf, David Ginola, Jackie Stewart, and Lawrence Dallaglio. In August 2011 she left CNN and joined Sky Deutschland. She was an anchor for the Sky Sport News HD TV channel, which started broadcasting on 1 December 2011.
In January 2015, she hosted the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony speaking with contestants and guests in four languages. She was also a host for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or. In January 2017, Abdo joined Fox Sports in the United States.
Born in Manchester, she studied at Withington Girls’ School and later graduated from the University of Salford with a first-class BA (Hons) in European Languages. Before moving to London, Abdo lived in Spain, France and Germany, and is fluent in Spanish, French, and German in addition to her native English.