Katy Blakey Biography
Katy Blakey is an eminent American journalist presently working in Dallas, Texas as a news anchor and reporter at NBC5. She anchors the weekend evening newscasts, collaborating with reporters & producers on how to best present news-of-the-day to DFW viewers.
Initially, she worked in Oklahoma as a news anchor and reporter at KOCO. There, Katy anchored a fast-paced weekday morning show in an aggressive breaking news market. Before that, she worked at KTEN as a morning and midday anchor and reporter.
Katy Blakey Age
Katy Blakey was born in McKinney. She is around 37 years old, however, she likes to keep her personal details confidential hence she has not shared her exact birth details with the public.
Katy Blakey Height
Katy is a woman of medium stature and stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (Approx. 1.62 m).
Katy Blakey Family
Kate was born and raised by her supportive and dedicated father and mother in McKinney. However, she has not disclosed any details with reference to either her parents or whether she has siblings.
Katy Blakey Husband
She is blissfully married to her beloved husband named Joey Mongaras who is a North Texas native and an attorney. The pair is blessed with a beautiful baby daughter called Harper who was born on May 2, 2020.
Katy Blakey Education
She attended and graduated from McKinney High School (Go Lions!) Later on, Katy joined Southern Methodist Campus(Go Mustangs!) where she graduated with a BA in journalism and political science. She was the president of her class and interned for WFAA and The Dallas Morning News over the political convention in Boston.
Katy Blakey Salary
She earns a remarkable salary of $70,846 per year. This is according to NBC5 anchors/reporters’ salaries.
Katy Blakey Net Worth
Katy Blakey has over the years amassed quite a hefty fortune mainly from her journalism career and has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million.
Katy Blakey Career
She kicked off her journalism career working as an anchor and reporter at KTEN-TV stationed in Denison, Texas, where her investigative reports into private jail funding resulted in t0 changes in local law enforcement and resignations. She reports over the week and anchors NBC 5 News weekend evenings. Katy’s tenure has as well been recognized by the Oklahoma Associated Press and honored with Lone Star Emmy nominations, comprising Best News Anchor. She joined the NBC 5 family in January 2015.
Also, she solo-anchored live reporting of the early morning attack on Dallas Police Headquarters and an hours-long stand-off. She traveled to Houston for President George H. W. Bush’s memorial services and also covered the national outpouring of support for five DPD officers killed while protecting a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas.
Previously, Katy reported at KOCO in Oklahoma City, OK, and co-anchored the weekday morning news. The first reporter on the scene of a deadly medical helicopter crash, her coverage also included devastating wildfires, severe storms as well as a hostage situation ending with the rescue of a six-year-old daughter. She tracked rare twin tornadoes, covered several tornado outbreaks, reported on the wide-scale destruction and heroic rescue operations left by a massive EF5 tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, and also covered President Obama’s tour of damaged communities.