Sports anchor and correspondent
Kate Riley is a sports anchor and correspondent for CNN International based in Atlanta. She currently anchors 'World Sport' throughout the week and on weekends.
Kate Riley is a sports anchor and correspondent for CNN International based at the network's global headquarters in Atlanta. She currently anchors 'World Sport' throughout the week and on weekends.
Riley has covered a wide range of stories for CNNI including the FIFA Women's World Cup, where she reported live from Canada from the quarterfinals stage to the championship game across CNN's platforms. She has also interviewed many notable athletes like Tottenham soccer star Harry Kane and two-time World Cup champion Julie Foudy.
For more than a decade, Riley has covered the biggest sports stories from assignments in Europe, the Middle East and now the U.S. She has interviewed English Premier League managers and players, Olympic athletes, Formula One team owners, cyclists and professional tennis players.
Before coming to CNNI, Riley was an anchor on Sky Sports News HQ, where she co-hosted their flagship daily program 'Good Morning Sports Fans.' She also served as a sports anchor on Sky News. During her time there, she covered the Champions League final, FA Cup final, League Cup final and played a key role in the network's Transfer Deadline Day coverage.
Riley started her television career at BBC Look East, a regional television station based in Norwich, UK, becoming the station's youngest sports anchor. She covered regional sports stories including the 2012 London Olympic Games and anchored updates on 'BBC Breakfast.'
Born in Bakersfield, California, Riley spent her childhood in Hong Kong, Brunei, Cameroon and the UK. She speaks French, German and basic Arabic.
She graduated from Cardiff University with a Masters degree in Broadcast Journalism. A keen sportswoman herself, Riley regularly competes in triathlons, marathons and half-marathons.