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Kate Silverton

As comfortable in a flak jacket as she is fronting the Oscars, Kate is a journalist renowned for her warmth and diversity and presents BBC Breakfast from Monday to Thursday.

She has had another very busy year, reporting for the BBC's flagship current affairs programme Panorama and working with the BBC's Natural History Unit on "Big Cat Live" - the most ambitious live international broadcasting event it has ever undertaken. As well as featuring in the BBC Two programme "The Speaker", mentoring aspiring presenters, Kate also works for the BBC's Events team. She has fronted coverage of the Windsor Royal Tattoo, the Falkland Commemorations, the 90th anniversary of the RAF as well as the "Return of the Olympic Heroes" on BBC One.

Never afraid of a physical challenge, Kate overcame her fear of open water in "Ultimate Wild Water", tackling some of Britain's most notorious waters by kayak.

She also tackled the Top Gear race track and made a guest appearance on Have I Got News For You.

Kate graduated from the University of Durham with a BSc in Psychology. Before that she studied Arabic and Middle Eastern history for a year, fuelled by an interest in Middle East politics.

Having previously worked as a corporate financier in the city, Kate trained as a journalist with the BBC in the North East reporting for them as well as for Look North and Tyne Tees Television.



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