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Kate Adie

Kate Adie


Kate Adie is the legendary former Chief News Correspondent for BBC News, renowned for reporting in war zones around the world. Born on Tyneside and spending her childhood in Sunderland Kate began her career at Radio Durham after graduating from Newcastle University. 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, speaking out as a critic of management, she accused them of being preoccupied with youthful appearance of TV presenters. Kate debuted as an author in 2002 with her autobiography, The Kindness of Strangers. Her most recent book is Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in World War One.

Currently Kate presents From Our Own Correspondent on BBC Radio 4.

Kate is a renowned speaker on reporting in war, broadcasting, and women in the media.


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