October 15, 1966
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Employer||BNN 1986 - 1992
KMST-TV 1992 - 1992
KTLA-TV 1992 - 2004
KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV 2007 - Present
|Awards||Emmy Award (5 Time)
Associated Press Award (1 Time)
Life and career
Tay was born in Singapore and emigrated to the United States at the age of seven. Her family settled in Connecticut for several years before relocating to the Philippines. She spent her sophomore year at the International School and then returned to the United States to complete her high-school education at a boarding school in Massachusetts. Tay attended Boston University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism, with a minor in International Relations.
Tay's first big break came in Boston, where she anchored, wrote and produced a weekend news show for a local cable station. In 1993, KCCN-TV, now KION in Salinas, California, hired her as a general assignment reporter / consumer investigative reporter. Soon thereafter, Tribune Broadcasting recruited Tay for its KTLA-5 Los Angeles staff as a general assignment reporter. She went on to become a weekend anchor and, ultimately, an anchor for the early morning edition of the news.
Tay left KTLA in December 2004 in order to pursue opportunities at MSNBC. Her hosting duties at MSNBC included stints at “MSNBC at the Movies” and “MSNBC Entertainment Hot List”, where she hosted the show. Tay is currently working for CBS 2 and KCAL 9, where she anchored on KCAL 9 weeknights at 8pm and KCAL 9 News at 10pm, #1 prime newscast in the Los Angeles market. In November 2013, Tay was moved to KCBS-TV's morning newscast from 4:30-7:00 a.m. and the midday newscast from 11:00-11:30 a.m.