With a career in broadcasting spanning over two decades, Katie has collected an impressive number of credits, including work on The Classical BRIT Awards, ITV News and Radio 3’s Afternoon on 3, and being the face of the BBC Proms, Katie has been presenting the BBC’s coverage of the yearly musical extravaganza for many years.
Firmly established as the cornerstone of classical music broadcasting, Katie began her career as a researcher on Radio 4’s Moneybox and Financial World Tonight. After winning the Bradford & Bingley Best Personal Finance Broadcaster Award for her work on Radio 5 Live’s Money Check in 1995, Katie soon moved from the airwaves to the screen, becoming a reporter on Barry Norman’s Film programme.
Katie joined ITV in 1998 and, as a 27-year-old, becoming the youngest newscaster on British national television and the youngest in ITN history. Always up for a challenge, Katie learned how to conduct on the reality series Maestro.
No stranger to competitive environments, Katie’s training in the newsroom served her well in 2015 for the gruelling Strictly Come Dancing training regime! A self-confessed Strictly addict, Katie is proved she’s more than just a classical music extraordinaire and embraced the spray tans and sequins with open arms.
Born in Canterbury, Katie grew up in Cheshire and went onto study Economics at the University of Cambridge. As a child, she always preferred to play the piano or violin than any kind of sport. Currently residing in the Sussex countryside with her husband and two daughters, Katie embraces the country lifestyle by growing her own vegetables, making jam and keeping chickens. Most comfortable in a pair of wellies walking her Golden Retriever Sunny, Katie loves nothing more than a good book and has been known to walk into lampposts while reading.
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