Kate Silverton is a highly accomplished, versatile journalist and a rising star at the BBC.
Whether being tear-gassed in Bethlehem or broadcasting from the frontline in Basra, figure-heading the BBC’s coverage of the Oscars or the Glastonbury festival, Kate is as much at home in the war zones of the world as she is rubbing shoulders with celebrities.
In the process, she has established herself as the new face of BBC news, regularly presenting the One O’Clock news and BBC Breakfast. Kate was chosen to co-host BBC1’s New Year Live celebrations to welcome 2009 from HMS Belfast alongside Nick Knowles.
Kate is in demand to present BBC prime time documentaries, fronting Big Cat Live, a pioneering live broadcast and she featured in the My Family at War series, tracing the steps of her great grandfather in the Great War. Other prime time work includes “Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Sleep” and “The Speaker”, where Kate mentors aspiring young presenters.
Kate has become a mainstay reporter for Panorama and presented the prime time BBC One feature “Ultimate Wild Water”; winning huge acclaim for overcoming her fear of open water to tackle some of Britain’s most notorious waters by kayak.
On a lighter note, Kate has tackled the Top Gear race track in extremely wet conditions and made a guest appearance on Have I Got News For You. She has also introduced live coverage to celebrate 90 years of the Royal Air Force and provided the commentary for the Windsor Tattoo in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen.
Kate has developed a reputation for being warm, engaging and eclectic whilst also being hugely focused and highly professional. It is this integrity and broad experience in both business and journalism that has enabled her to interview major political, military and show business figures.
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