Meet Kate McCann: Ex Sky reporter's age and career explored after Tory debate

Amber Peake July 27, 2022
Meet Kate McCann: Ex Sky reporter's age and career explored after Tory debate
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This week TalkTV’s Kate McCann was seen to make headlines after she fainted while hosting a conservative leadership TV debate. 

McCann collapsed on Tuesday (26 July) as candidates Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss debated live on TalkTV. 

Following the incident, some viewers are curious to know more about the TalkTV host and former Sky News correspondent Kate McCann’s age and career. Let’s take a look…

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Presenter faints during Talk TV debate

On Tuesday, Kate McCann hosted a debate between conservative leadership candidates Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss as they went head to head on the news channel TalkTV. 

However, the discussion was cut short half an hour in as a loud crash was heard behind the scenes. At the time, the camera was on Liz Truss, who was discussing Russian President Vladimir Putin and the war in Ukraine. Viewers saw Truss react to the sudden noise before she was seen to step away from her podium. 

Soon after, the live feed from the show was cut a message apologising for the disruption was shown on-screen. 

It was later revealed in a statement from Talk TV on Twitter that McCann had fainted on set and that due to medical advice, the debate was not continued. 

Former Sky News correspondent Kate McCann’s age and career explored 

As per a past tweet by McCann, the TalkTV journalist is currently said to be 34 years old. Prolific North reports McCann also hails from Huyton, Merseyside, and is an alumnus of Newcastle University. 

During her journalistic career, McCann has worked as part of some notable publications as a political correspondent. 

The 34-year-old was a senior political correspondent at The Daily Telegraph and was previously a Whitehall correspondent for The Sun.

Elsewhere she was also a political correspondent at Sky News and also had stints at both The Guardian and City AM.

Journalist joined TalkTV at the start of this year

In January, it was announced that Kate McCann was set to take on a new position of political editor at news channel Talk TV. 

The new channel launched in April, with McCann making her debut on the channel on its launch night as part of Tom Newton Dunn’s 7 pm news programme. 

Before joining the news channel, McCann had worked as a political correspondent at Sky News for almost four years. 

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.