Contributor Profile

Kate Adie

Job TitleFormer Chief News Correspondent

Company NameBBC

About

Kate Adie presents From Our Own Correspondent on Radio 4. She became a household name as BBC Chief News Reporter, covering the Gulf War, the demise of the Soviet Union, the protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and NATO’s campaign in Kosovo. Kate started as a technician in local radio before being promoted to producer, specialising in arts and farming programmes. She then switched to television, directing religious outside broadcasts and sport, and reporting for BBC Plymouth. Next came network news, covering general and court stories before making her reputation reporting from war zones across the world.

Aside from her autobiography, The Kindness of Strangers, Kate has published Corsets to Camouflage and Nobody’s Child. She has won the Royal Television Society Journalism Award and the Monte Carlo International Golden Nymph. Kate has also received BAFTA’s Richard Dimbleby Award.

Conference Sessions

  • Perspectives from the Frontline: Managing Risk & Building Resilience

    Tuesday10:15 - 11:0504 Jun 2019
    Keynote Stage

    Opening Keynote   As one BBC Chief News Reporter Kate Adie reported from most of the world’s hotspots and war zones, broadcasting from the Gulf War and Tiananme...

    • Language: English

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