Why Is Katy M O’Brian Popular?

Katy M O’Brian is an American news veteran who is known for her work in an American political affairs program called, This Week with George Stephanopoulos. She is also a martial artist and an actress known for her role in the television series, Z Nation alongside Tara Yelland and Jadah Marie as George and in multiple other tv series. She is also O’Media Strategies founder

Quick Info 
Full NameKaty M O'Brian
Date of BirthFebruary 12, 1989
Birth PlaceIndianapolis, US
ParentsJohn Dennis Patrick O’Brian
ProfessionActress, Martial Artist and Journalist
Age32 Years
Body MeasurementUnknown
Weight77 kg
Height5ft 7in
Net Worth$1 Million


Where was Katy born and raised?

M O’Brian was born to Von Johnston and former entertainment journalist, John Dennis Patrick O’Brian in Indianapolis. Her father left the world in 2000. Along with her sister, Bridget O’Brian, she also followed the footsteps of her father joining journalism.

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Initially, O’Brian started her career as a reporter and studied journalism. However, she also had a strong passion for acting and thus joined an acting career midway through her successful media career.

O’Brian belongs to the ethnicity white and her nationality is American. Her sexual orientation is gay.


Body Measurement

Katy M O’Brian has a tall height of 5 feet and 7 inches which is 1.7 meters. She weighs about 70 kg which is 155 lbs. She possesses an athletic body which is probably thanks to her martial arts training.  She has dark brown hair and hazel eyes.


Where did Katy go to University?

Katy M O’Brian received her Bachelor’s degree from Smith College in Massachusetts. She is currently continuing her Master’s education at Indiana University.


Who is Katy Married to?

Katy M O’Brian is married to her longs time girlfriend Kylie. They tied their knot in July 2020. They are currently leading their happy life together.

O’Brian is a martial artist so she spent her time practicing and teaching the martial art.

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Social Media

M O’Brian is an active social media user. She has over 7.8 thousand followers on her Twitter account. She also has over 52.9 thousand followers on her Instagram account. She can be connected by @thekatyo in both of her social accounts.


How did Katy M O’Brian start her career?

Katy M O’Brian started her career as a journalist. She worked in ABC News as a Senior Vice-President. She started working there in 2007 and her coverage included all the networks of ABC News Radio and ABC NewsOne worldwide. O’Brian made her film debut in 2012 from the film, Student Seven alongside John Legend and Colin Farrell where she appeared as herself.



After working there for 30 years, she started working in the American tv newsmagazine, 20/20. She worked as a desk assistant, general manager, and producer of multiple television news. She later held the position of president of the news department, Al Jazeera America.



She appeared in several short films like Submerge: Ni’re Reborn, Finders Keepers, Remedy of a Killer, and Rain. She received her first notable role in the 2016 thriller film, Gnawbone as Lisa. In 2021, she appeared in the film, Sweet Girl as a TV Host.

In 2017, she landed her first television role as a softball player in the series, Tosh.0 and Halt and Catch Fire. Following year, she landed a small role in other series like How to Get Away with Murder, The Walking Dead and landed a major role in the tv series, Z Nation in 2018. In the series, she portrayed the character of George. In 2019, she landed another major role in the series, Black Lightning as Major Sara Grey. She has further made her appearance in tv series, Westworld, The Mandalorian, Magnum P.I, and others.


How many Awards has O’Brian won?

Katy M O’Brian has received huge success in her journalism career. She has been awarded 2 Alfred I. DuPont Award, Peabody Award, and Emmy Award till this date from her number of important news coverage. She was also honored with the Award for Diversity and Robert G. McGruder Distinguished Guest Lecture winner by Kent State University in 2015.

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What is the Current Net worth of Katy M O’Brian?

O’Brian has an estimated net worth of $1 Million as of 2021. Her major part of earnings probably came from her successful journalism career and another portion from her acting career. She is a talented woman of great potentials and there is no doubt about her net worth is going to increase more in the coming years.


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