Kaity Tong Returns to NYC Airwaves After Mystery Illness

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Longtime WPIX anchor Kaity Tong is back on the desk after a six-month medical leave.

The weekend anchor had been in and out of the hospital, and ended up having colon surgery.

“I want to thank you all for all your support. It really got me through a really tough time,” she said in a welcome back video to viewers.


Tong posted photos over the past few months as she recovered from her illness. She said she lost 17 pounds and had a number of surgeries.