Kate Adie's Biography

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Who is Kate Adie?

Kathryn Adie was born on 19 September 1945.

Kate Adie, as she is more commonly known, started out at BBC Radio in 1969, and became a correspondent with BBC TV News in 1982.

In 1989 Kate Adie became the BBC Chief News Correspondent. She became well-known for her war reports, and has covered the Gulf War, the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone.

Kate Adie presents From Our Own Correspondent on Radio 4.

Martin Bell, in his autobiography, "An Accidental MP", wrote:

"I discussed this [reporters being typecast] at length with Kate Adie - there are few short discussions with Kate ... Kate was certainly more popular with her viewers than with her editors. So to some extent was I".

As well as her numerous awards and prizes within the television industry, Kate Adie was awarded the OBE in 1993.

In 2003 she published her autobiography, The Kindness of Strangers.  In 2008, Kate Adie became a guest director of the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

In May 2009, she fronted Kate Adie Returns to Tiananmen Square, a documentary broadcast on BBC Two.

She has presented BBC Radio Four's From Our Own Correspondent since 1998.

On 30 April 2018, it was revealed that Kate Adie was to be awarded a Bafta fellowship.

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