Randi Kaye Biography
Randi Kaye is an Emmy Award-winning correspondent and anchor for CNN, based in New York City. She reports for Anderson Cooper 360° and CNN’s award-winning documentary unit. She joined the network in December 2004. Previously, she was an anchor and reporter at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis where she anchored the 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts and was also part of the station’s investigative team.
Randi Kaye Age
How old is Randi Kaye of CNN? Randi is 55 years old as of April 2023. She was born on November 19, 1967, in New York, New York, United States.
Randi Kaye Height
She is 5 feet 5 inches tall.
Randi Kaye Nationality
She is American by nationality.
Randi Kaye Education
Kaye graduated cum laude from Boston University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism in 1989. While there as an undergrad, Kaye joined the sorority Alpha Epsilon Phi.
Randi Kaye Parents
Kaye is the daughter of Joyce (née Taffer) and Gilbert D. Kaye. Her father committed suicide in 2002. Despite the years that have gone by Kaye still struggles with the aftermath of her father’s suicide. In June 2018, Kaye talked about her father’s suicide and the aftermath that she still struggles with today with Anderson Cooper. During the talk, she expressed the emotional torture the whole thing has caused her. She talked with her dad that morning before the incident and to date, she has not believed that he could do that.
Her sister was pregnant with Talia, his father’s first granddaughter at the time he committed suicide.
Randi Kaye Husband
Is Randi Kaye married? YES, she is married. Randi is married to Ross Holland, Palm Beach-based Contemporary Artist. The couple does not have kids. However, they have a golden retriever dog. Randi adopted her golden back in February 2016. She was on assignment in New Hampshire when she received a text with a photo of a golden retriever puppy in South Korea, with the message: “This dog is coming in this weekend. Do you want him?”
Ironically, she and her husband were in the market for a golden retriever, so this was ideal timing, to say the least. Randi says that the text came from a woman named Linda Ripps who had started a Florida-based retriever rescue group called Golden Retrievals. Her organization helps rescue dogs in Florida, across the US, and South Korea.
Randi Kaye CNN
Is Randi Kaye still with CNN? YES. Kaye is an Emmy Award-winning correspondent and anchor for CNN, based in New York City. She reports for Anderson Cooper 360° and CNN’s award-winning documentary unit.
Since joining the network in December 2004 she has covered breaking news in addition to providing in-depth investigative reports. In 2016, Kaye covered the presidential campaigns of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. In 2013, Kaye covered Barack Obama’s Presidential Inauguration and anchored from Washington D.C. She also reported and hosted CNN documentaries on the decade-long mystery of British toddler Madeleine McCann, the LAPD manhunt for Christopher Dorner, the Jodi Arias Trial, and the Boston Marathon Bombing. In 2012 she covered the shooting massacre inside the movie theatre in Aurora, CO as well as the attack on the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, WI. In 2011, Kaye reported from Arizona, the scene of the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
She also anchored from Ground Zero in New York City the day Osama bin Laden was killed. Later that year Kaye covered the manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray. In 2010, Kaye spent three months in New Orleans investigating and reporting on the BP Oil Spill. There she also anchored live coverage of the spill for Anderson Cooper 360.
In 2009, Kaye reported on Michael Jackson’s death, providing viewers with breaking news and exclusive information. In 2008, Kaye traveled to Alaska to report on Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
During the Sago Mine tragedy in 2006, Kaye reported live for five hours straight through the night and was still live on the air as family members learned just one of their loved ones had survived. That year Kaye also secured the first television interview with the whistleblower who revealed the controversial prison photos at Abu Ghraib in Iraq.
In 2005, Kaye reported live from areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina, delivering nightly investigative reports for CNN prime-time shows.
Kaye joined CNN from WCCO-TV in Minneapolis where she anchored the 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts and was also part of the station’s investigative team. She covered Jesse Ventura’s gubernatorial campaign and the arrest of the September 11th terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui.
Her television career began at ABC in New York City where she worked alongside former World News Tonight anchor Peter Jennings for five years. She eventually moved to Arkansas to work at ABC affiliate KATV where she covered the Whitewater investigation and the suicide of White House counsel Vince Foster. Kaye also worked at ABC affiliate WFAA-TV in Dallas where she reported and anchored for Good Morning Texas.
In 2006, she won a national Emmy for her CNN investigation on infertility drugs being sold on the black market. Kaye contributed to the network’s Peabody Award-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Gulf Oil Spill in 2010. In 2011, she won a Headliner Award for the series, “Amazing Animals: Smarter Than You Think.” In 2012, Kaye won a GLAAD and NLGJA award for her reporting on the “Sissy Boy Experiment” for Anderson Cooper 360.
Randi Kaye Salary
She receives an average annual salary of $400,000 as of 2023. This is according to 2023 CNN News anchors’ and reporters’ salaries.
Randi Kaye Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2023.
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