Back in the heady days of 1999 Kate joined the BBC in London, when the BBC radio station for London was GLR.
Kate first cut her teeth in the BBC broadcast world as she pioneered the importance of good, local travel information for listeners and eventually viewers in and around London.
When London Live was launched Kate first appeared on TV on the BBC breakfast programme live from the basement of New Scotland Yard.
It was reminiscent of a broom cupboard; all that was missing was a novelty puppet.
In 2008 she finally realised her dream and was allowed to pack her bags for her training to become a weather presenter.
Before the glamorous world of the BBC, Kate grew up in a small sea side town on the South Coast and spent much of her youth sitting on a beach, rain or shine, so her relationship with the weather has been a long-standing one.
Through her youth she was a keen performer and eventually studied at Dartington College of Arts in the early 1990s and gained a degree in performance art.
Since then, she has danced in her wellies in various fields as part of the UK festival scene.
She has also been spotted donning a pair of headphones herself, at festivals and in various bars and clubs across the capital, DJing under various pseudonyms, Sunflower Kate and Lady SK to name a couple.
She is also very proud to have been part of the three DJ tag team The Armitage Shankz Sound System.
But for now, at least, she has sadly gone in to temporary retirement since the birth of her daughter. Unfortunately, her little girl doesn't really like the old school rave classics that her parents do.
On a work day Kate gets up at around 0330 which, she says, is actually the best time of the day despite it still being dark.
She says: "I love my job because every day is different. It's challenging and unique and you get to be part of our incredible newsroom and despite getting up at 'too early o'clock' I absolutely love it."