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Katie Adie is the legendary Chief News Correspondent for BBC News, renowned for reporting in war zones around the world. Born in Sunderland, Kate initially pursued a career in radio after graduating from Newcastle University. After moving to TV she was first reporter at the scene of the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege in London, reporting from behind a car door without a script as the dramatic events unfolded behind her.
Kate covered the Gulf War, the Rwandan Genocide and the war in the former Yugoslavia. Her style of coverage has never been afraid to take risks for the story and she has certainly sustained injuries in the field, including being shot in Libya. In her later years at the BBC Kate became an outspoken outspoken critic of BBC management, whom she accused of being preoccupied with youthful appearance of TV presenters. Kate is author of a number of books including her most recent – Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in World War One.
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