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Kati Whitaker: Biography
Kati Whitaker, Crossing Continents presenter

Kati has worked as a presenter /reporter in both radio and TV for over 20 years.

After training as a lawyer she began her career working as a current affairs producer at BBC World Service before rapidly moving on to present the BBC Radio 4 disabilities programme Does He take Sugar for nearly 10 years, report for BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio 4's Sunday programme.

Kati has covered many overseas assignments including Aids in Uganda; multicultural education in Kosovo; disability in Armenia; landmines in Angola; youth gangs in Guatemala; the return of child solders in Northern Uganda and just recently the influx of Iraqi refugees to Jordan.

She has won several awards for her programme-making and journalism including the Medical Journalist Association award for a programme about gene therapy; a One World Award and a Sony nomination for a programme about Rwandan Widows; the Sandford St Martins Award for a BBC Radio 4 programme on spirituality and mental health, and the 2006 Educational Journalist of the Year award.

Kati is married with two children and a mad dog called Bracken.



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