Jonathan Gordon "Jon" Kay (born 4 September 1969 in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire) is an English television presenter and journalist based in the west of England known for his work on BBC News.

Jon Kay
Jonathan Gordon Kay

(1969-09-04) 4 September 1969 (age 50)
Alma materExeter University
OccupationTelevision presenter
Known forTelevision presenter, journalist

Early lifeEdit

Kay grew up in Cheshire, and at 18 attended the University of Exeter in Devon. After graduation in 1992, he joined the BBC as a trainee local reporter.[1]

Journalism careerEdit

After periods at BBC local radio stations, Kay became a full-time reporter for BBC Radio Bristol, making an early documentary on the development of Bradley Stoke.[2]

Kay worked as a regional reporter for BBC Points West and then moved to the capital as a national news correspondent for BBC London News. He is currently a news correspondent for BBC News covering the South-West of the country, but he regularly covers stories in other parts of Britain and around the world. In 2014, Kay reported from Portugal on the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and from Cape Town on the trial of Shrien Dewani (later exonerated for his wife's murder). He was BBC News at Six correspondent during the London Olympics in 2012 and election correspondent during the 2015 general election campaign. Jon Kay is also a regular presenter on BBC Breakfast.


  1. ^ "BBC One - Breakfast - Jon Kay". BBC. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Bradley Stoke: 1994 documentary BBC Bristol, 18 September 2007[dead link]

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