Kate Sullivan

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Kate Sullivan
Born Mary Catherine Elizabeth Sullivan
(1976-06-19) June 19, 1976 (age 42)
Education B.A. University of Notre Dame
Occupation News anchor
Television WSBT-TV
Spouse(s) Michael Tillman
Children 1

Kate Sullivan (born Mary Catherine Elizabeth Sullivan, June 19, 1976), is an American television news anchor whose most recent job was as co-anchor of CBS 2 Chicago News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. with Rob Johnson. Sullivan, who has won several awards - including an Emmy Award and the Associated Press First Place Award for Breaking News - joined CBS 2 Chicago in September 2010 after anchoring the morning and noon news at WCBS-TV in New York [2006-10].

Early life and education[edit]

Sullivan is originally from Lakeville, Massachusetts, and graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

Sullivan began her journalistic career in the Midwest at the CBS affiliate WSBT-TV in South Bend, Indiana, where she started as an intern and was promoted to a general assignment reporter. In 2000, she joined KATV, the Allbritton Communications Company owned ABC-affiliated television station in Little Rock, Arkansas, as a general assignment reporter.

In 2002, she was promoted to anchor Live at Five at KATV and, in 2003, she also added Channel 7 News at 6 p.m. and Channel 7 News nightside to her anchoring duties. While at KATV, Kate reported on 9/11 from Ground Zero in New York and presented stories about Arkansans who had lost loved ones during the tragedy. She covered the presidential run of General Wesley Clark and the opening of the Clinton Presidential Library which won the station a regional Emmy award. She also reported a series of stories from Honduras on the charitable work of the Arkansas-based non-profit Heifer International.

Sullivan joined the CBS team in 2006 and anchored CBS 2 News This Morning at WCBS-TV in New York. In addition to anchoring CBS 2 News This Morning with Maurice DuBois and CBS 2 News at Noon, she co-hosted and filled in as the newsreader at CBS' The Saturday Early Show with Chris Wragge, Lonnie Quinn, and Erica Hill.

In September 2010, Sullivan joined WBBM-TV in Chicago, where she worked until she left the station in September 2015.[3]

Awards and honors[edit]

Sullivan has been named one of the Top 30 Irish Americans in Media by IrishCentral.com and has served as media spokesperson for the American Heart Association.

Personal life[edit]

Sullivan is married to Michael Tillman. In December 2014, the couple welcomed their first child, a son.[4]


  1. ^ Sullivan, Kate. "Biography". CBS Chicago. CBS Chicago. Archived from the original on 27 August 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Sullivan, Kate. "Video Bio". CBS Chicago. 
  3. ^ Feder, Robert (2015-09-16). "Kate Sullivan 'so grateful' for CBS 2 run". Robert Feder. Retrieved 2017-04-21. 
  4. ^ Feder, Robert (2014-12-14). "CBS 2 anchor Kate Sullivan 'happy and grateful' for delivery". Robert Feder. Retrieved 2017-04-21.