Kate Adie CBE

Kate Adie CBE

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From Our Own Correspondent

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People used to joke that if you find yourself in the same place as Adie you should get out immediately. As Chief News Reporter she broadcast from the front line in the Gulf War and riots in Tiananmen Square. Kate talks about Britain’s home front, and when women started going to football matches.


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.

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