Randi Kaye: Career, Family & Net worth

Randi Kaye is an American Journalist and a TV presenter. She is currently engaged in CNN Network, New York.

She has also won an Emmy Award in 2006 for her contribution to the field of journalism.

Randi is widely known for her investigative reporting around the United States and globally.

Randi Kaye striking a pose for a photo.
Randi Kaye striking a pose for a photo.

Apart from this, she is known for putting herself in different circumstances for critical analysis and reporting.

During the Sago Mine tragedy in 2006, Kaye reported live for five hours straight through the night.

Fortunately, this report helped family members learn that their loved ones had survived.  

Similarly, Kaye had reported live in areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina to deliver nightly investigative reports for CNN primetime shows in 2005.

So, how well-known are you with this TV personality?

Let’s explore some of the interesting facts we have collected in one place for you.

Quick Facts

Here are some interesting quick facts about the news reporter, Randi Kaye:

Name Randi Kaye
Nick/Celebrated Name Randi Kaye
Date of Birth November 19, 1967
Age 54 Years Old
Birth Place New York City, New York, United States
Nationality American
Religion N /A
Race White
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Body Measurement 36-32-37
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.6m)
Weight 56 kg (123lbs)
Sexual Orientation Straight
Parents Father – Gilbert D. Kaye
Mother – Joyce Taffer Kaye
Siblings Brother – Evan Kaye
Sisters – Jeryl and Jody Kaye
High School N/A
University Boston University (Broadcast Journalism)
Relationship Status Married
Partner Ross Holland
Children N/A
Pet Gatsby, a dog
Profession Anchor/Correspondent
Awards Emmy Award
Headliner Award
GLAAD and NLGJA Award
Salary $400k
Net worth $1.9 million
Debut 1989 (ABC Network)
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn
Last Update July 2022

Early life and Childhood

Family

Randi was born to Joyce Taffer Kaye and Gilbert D. Kaye on November 19, 1967, in New York City, New York, United States.

She grew up with her siblings in New York City. Her two sisters’ names are Jody and Jeryl Kaye. And her brother’s name is Evan Kaye.

Sadly, her father committed suicide in 2002. Yet, there is no information on her parent’s occupation.

Educational Background

Randi graduated cum laude (Latin honors, which represent students’ GPA) from Boston University in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism.

During her year in Boston, she joined the sorority Alpha Epsilon Phi.

Personal Life

Husband

In 2013, Randi Kaye got married to her all-time boyfriend, Ross Holland. The couple got engaged in Mexico during their vacation. 

Unfortunately, there is no adequate information about her husband except for his profession.

Ross Holland is a mortgage dealer.

Randi Kaye and her husband, Ross Holland
Randi Kaye and her husband, Ross Holland.

Also, no source has any knowledge on couple children too.

The couple has a pet named Gatsby.

Body Measurements & Ethnicity

The overall structure of Randi is perfect. Even at this age, she seems to take well care of her appearance.

Her over body measures 36-32-37.

The CNN journalist has a pair of beautiful brown eyes with brown hair. Likewise, she stands 5 ft 4 in (1.6m) tall and weighs 56 kg (123lbs).

Randi holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. Likewise, the lady is a Christian by religion.

And November born Randi’s zodiac sign is Scorpio.

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Professional Life

Career

Before landing on CNN in 2004, she worked through different news networks.

Initially, she began her journey from ABC. First, she worked for Nightline and later for Peter Jennings. Randi spent five years in ABC working alongside Peter Jennings, a former World News Tonight anchor.

Subsequently, Randi also worked for KATV, Little Rock, Arkansas, where she covered the Whitewater inquiry and the death of White House counsel Vince Foster.

Randi has also worked as a reporter and an anchor in WFAA-TV in Dallas, KMSP-TV in Minneapolis. In addition, she anchored Everyday Living in KMSP-TV.

Kaye has also anchored the 5 pm and 10 pm newscasts in WCCO-TV, Minneapolis.

Apart from all this TV, she also worked for WWOR-TV in New York/New Jersey.

I guess some fewer people might not have heard about Anderson Copper 360⁰.

Randi Kaye with the president of USA, Joe Bidden on camera.
Randi Kaye’s first interview with the president of the USA, Joe Bidden, at Philadephia Airport.

It’s one of the popular shows on CNN Network, where Randi is a national journalist and an investigative reporter.

Randi joined the Network in December 2004. Since then, she has been covering different breaking news and investigative stories for the Network.

Surprisingly, she anchored for Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration from Washington D.C. in 2013.

Similarly, in 2016, she also covered both Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton’s presidential campaigns.

In addition to this, she has anchored and covered many stories on the Boston Marathon Bombing, the Jodi Arias Trial, the LAPD chase for Christopher Dorner, and British infant Madeleine McCann.

Similarly, she has also covered Aurora.

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Awards and achievements

Anderson Copper 360⁰ anchor is awarded Emmy for Outstanding Coverage of a Current Business News Story in 2006.

The report was on infertile couples choosing risky and illegal ways to have children due to the soaring cost of invitro medications.

Likewise, in 2011, she also won a Headliner Award for the “Amazing Animals: Smarter Than You Think.”

Similarly, in 2012, Kaye won a GLAAD and NLGJA award for her reporting on the “Sissy Boy Experiment” for Anderson Cooper 360⁰.

Criticism from Donald Trump

During the 2016 Presidential election primary campaign, Randi reported on CNN that more than half of the seats were not filled in the event. Trump only emphasized polls that favored him rather than the polls that disfavored him.

Which later led to her being criticized by Donald himself and his followers. Interestingly, an investigation by the Washington Post on Randi’s reports and citing pictures of empty seats proved to be true!

Net Worth

The annual income of Randi as a TV personality is expected to be around $400k. However, there is no exact information about her salary and total net worth.

It is estimated that her total net worth is around $1.9 million.

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Social Media

Randi seems to be quite active on her Instagram sharing her life behind the camera.

Her username is @randikayencnn, and she has around 6k followers. We can see most of her posts are related to her work, family, and pet.

Randi Kaye with her husband and pet. (Source. Instagram)
Randi Kaye with her husband and pet. (Source. Instagram)

Likewise, her Twitter account username is @randykayeCNN, where she has around 32.1k followers.

She normally shares about her professional and contemporary issues content.

Similarly, she is on Facebook with 13k followers where she doesn’t seem to be that active really.

Also, she is available on LinkedIn.

(Note: The data available above are as of August 2021).

Interesting Facts

Here are few interesting facts about the CNN journalist Randi Kaye.

  • The Emmy-winning journalist Randi is a vegan.
  • The journalist has stated that she loves Florida.
  • Likewise, she is a yoga person.
  • Randi’s pet, Gatsby, was rescued from South Korea.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much does Randi Kaye make?

The average salary of CNN is estimated to be around $42,827. However, the exact salary of Randi Kaye is still under review.

How old is Randi Kaye?

Randi Kaye was born on the 19th of November, 1967. Therefore, she is currently 54 Years Old.

Where does Randi Kaye live?

Randi Kaye was born and raised in New York, USA. However, she has not made it public about her exact location for security purposes.

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