Kathy Vara Biography, Age, Family, Husband, KNBC, Salary and Net Worth

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Kathy Vara Biography

Kathy Vara is an American journalist who serves as a co-anchor on NBC4’s weekend evening newscasts at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. She has been greatly recognized for her work winning three Golden Mike Awards for Best Daytime Newscast. Vara was part of the team that won two local-area Emmy Awards for Best Regularly Scheduled Daily Morning Newscast.

Vara has been honored for her many contributions to local television and to the community. She was recognized by the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s Local Impact Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.

Starting her broadcasting career at the University of North Texas, she served as a producer and host of “North Texas Scene”. This was a thirty-minute magazine program featuring college and local life. She later worked at the NBC affiliate in Dallas, Texas. Vara also worked at KVII-TV in Amarillo, Texas in the late 1980s. She also worked at her hometown ABC affiliate KSAT-TV in San Antonio, Texas.

She joined KABC-TV on their morning newscast, as well until early 2010. Being a competitive equestrian, Vara has won regional titles in Dressage.


Vara joined KNBC in June 1994 serving as an anchor Today in L.A., their morning newscast after relocating from the East Coast to Southern California. Vara also co-anchors the weekday NBC4 News at 11 a.m. a well as a general assignment reporter during the week.

A photo of Kathy Vara
A photo of Kathy Vara

She has made live coverage of a number of notable stories such as the O.J. Simpson criminal trial, the North Hollywood bank robbery shoot-out, the Columbine High School massacre, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Conrad Murray trial, and the Chilean Miner Rescue, among others.

Kathy Vara Age

Born Katherine Scott, she is about 58 years old as of 2021 having been born in 1963 in San Antonio, Texas, United States.

Kathy Vara Family

Vara has not yet disclosed any information regarding her parents and siblings.

Kathy Vara Education

Vara has not disclosed information regarding where she attended school.

Kathy Vara Husband

Vara is married to Rene Vara and together they live in the Los Angeles area with a menagerie of pets, including two dogs, horses, and a very outspoken Cockatiel named Prince Harry.

Kathy Vara Salary

Vara’s salary is not yet disclosed. However, a news anchor in Los Angeles, California receives an average salary of $84,500.

Kathy Vara Net Worth

Vara has earned her wealth through her journalism career. However, her net worth is not yet disclosed.