Kathy is a native of south Florida, who moved to east Tennessee in 1984 and is a graduate of Morristown West High School. She received her paralegal degree from Fayetteville Technical Community College, while her husband, Anthony McGaha, was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Upon her husband’s retirement from the United States Army, the family returned to the Jefferson County area. Kathy and Anthony have one son, Jesse.
In 2016, Kathy was selected People’s Choice Best Secretary.