Katty Kay: ‘I Think There Would Always be a Limitation on Having a Foreigner Present a Major News Program Here’

By Chris Ariens 

We caught up with the BBC’s Washington correspondent and author Katty Kay after her keynote speech at today’s eBook Summit, produced by Mediabistro. The Kindle-toting journalist is the author of The New York Times bestseller Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules to Success.

In addition to her work for the BBC, Kay is also a contributor to NBC News and can often be seen on “Meet the Press.” We asked her if she might be a candidate for the soon-to-be vacated moderator chair on “This Week.” She thinks her British accent would be a dealbreaker.

We began our interview asking about the major differences between TV news in Britain and here in the U.S.: