Kate Silverton Biography
Kate Silverton is a highly accomplished, versatile journalist and popular presenter of BBC news, current affairs and entertainment programmes. She has won plaudits for her reporting from Iraq, and is no stranger to conflict, having covered several of the world’s troubled and beleaguered regions, including reporting from the front line in Afghanistan.
Kate regularly anchors the One O’clock, Six O’clock and Ten O’clock news for BBC One and has presented her own weekly radio show for BBC Five Live, debating the week’s topical News stories with expert guests and politicians.
Kate has a wealth of experience on the corporate circuit and a popular choice for hosting Award Ceremonies and conferences, bringing personality, warmth and humour to proceedings.
In 2012, Kate secured an exclusive interview with His Royal Highness, The Duke of Cambridge who gave her a rare and extremely candid interview about his anger over the current levels of rhino poaching in Africa. Her documentary drew support and praise from the United Nations teams.
Kate is an extremely versatile presenter too - hosting and appearing in an eclectic range of programmes including 'The Speaker' - a debate show for young teenagers, World War Two programme 'My Family at War' and 'Propertywatch’, a four part series ,which took the temperature of the housing market in the UK.
Kate also won huge acclaim for her natural presentation and authenticity in the BBC feature ‘Ultimate Wild Water’? overcoming her fear of open water to tackle some of Britain’s most notorious waters by kayak.
Kate has appeared on "Have I Got News for You" and "Top Gear" racing Fiona Bruce.
Kate is an active supporter of a number of charities including TUSK, Kids Company and has twice taken part in the London Triathlon to raise money for SPARKS childrens' charity.
A keen sportswoman, Kate presented various events at the Olympic Games with a focus on the Marathon and Road Races.
Kate has travelled extensively throughout Africa and the Middle East as well as parts of the Far East and Europe. Her journeys, which began as a teenager, were inspired by a curiosity about the world and in particular, areas of conflict. Her first journey saw her living on a Kibbutz in Israel before hitch-hiking her way across the country to meet people living in the Palestinian Territories - a journey that saw her shot at and teargassed. She lived with Bedouin in the desert in Egypt and survived being drugged and robbed in the former Yugoslavia. At 19 she volunteered as a venturer with Operation Raleigh (now Raleigh International) and travelled to Zimbabwe where she helped build schools, lavatories and contributed to field studies - being charged by an elephant and stung by a scorpion in the process! These experiences; immersing herself within hugely disparate cultures around the globe; have continued to prove the driving force for her reporting both in the UK and abroad.
Kate graduated from the University of Durham with a BSc in Psychology, specialising in child development. Before that she studied Islam and Arabic and Middle Eastern history.
Kate met her husband Mike Heron, a former Royal Marine, while on a course training her how to cope in "hostile environments". They have a baby daughter, Clemency Florence Rose.
Kate Silverton is a highly accomplished, versatile awards host, journalist and popular presenter of BBC news, current affairs and entertainment programmes.
- TV/radio presenter
- Awards host
- Current affairs
- International affairs
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Kate Silverton News
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5th August 2010
There has been a big boost in radio listeners over the past few months and interviewing and hosting skills make radio presenters such as Evan Davies and Sarah Montague some of the best conference facilitators around.
20th November 2009
BBC Children in Need will take over BBC One tonight, with coverage starting at 7pm, with a variety of entertainment acts all doing their bit to raise money for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Terry Wogan, Alesha Dixon and Tess Daly will host the evening form BBC Televison centre, featuring some of the UK's top TV, musical and theatrical personalities and acts. Highlights include a sneak preview of the Doctor Who Christmas episode and a special performance from the stars of Strictly Come Dancing.
28th October 2009
The new year will see a shake up in the schedule for Radio 5 Live. The station has announced the new line up featuring many of the nation's most talented broadcasters for the next year, ahead of the station's move to Salford in 2010. Gabby Logan will move to the afternoon to host a new daily afternoon show. TV presenter Kate Silverton will replace Gabby Logan's weekend show when she takes the Sunday 9.30am to 11am programme, reviewing the week and looking ahead to the day's sports fixtures. Simon Mayo is moving to Radio 2 to take over Chris Evans' drivetime show. Richard Bacon will move from his late night slot to present a show focusing on entertainment, current affairs and culture.
30th April 2009
BBC Two's spring-summer season will feature a series of programmes hosted by some of the channel's leading presenters which will examine how the recession is changing Britain. Mary Portas will look at the High Street, Newsnight's economics editor Paul Mason will examine unemployment and Sir Gerry Robinson will tackle manufacturing and the motor industry.
10th December 2007
Kate Silverton is to present the BBC's new 2000GMT news bulletin, the corporation has announced
17th May 2013
Olympic Gold medallist, Rebecca Adlington has spoken about her hopes of becoming a TV presenter one day.
15th May 2013
The Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy in order to reduce her chances of breast cancer.
19th March 2013
With the help of the generous public and a host of celebrities willing to take part in charity fund raising events and aid work, Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day raised an impressive £75 million.
18th March 2013
Financial journalist and economics speaker, Sarah Pennells, tells shoppers how they can save some money when buying goods online.
11th March 2013
Awards host and TV presenter, Suzi Perry has started her new job as the BBC’s Formula 1 host.
Kate Silverton Reviews
Kate Silverton has spoken and appeared at a number of recent corporate events. Please find some client speaker testimonials and reviews for Kate Silverton for a number of these events and conferences. If you would like some additional information as to how to book Kate Silverton for your corporate event, then please contact one of the Speakers Corner booking agents on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email email@example.com
Thank you for hosting the AM awards so warmly and professionally. I have had occassion to attend a few and would like to congratulate you on your stage presence, confidence and warmth which I found second to none. Many thanks for making what can so often be a somewhat long and turgid affair (even if you win!) an absolute delight.
Once again Kate was supremely professional in everything that she did. Hosting the PLC awards in front of 1,500 attendees at The Grosvenor House, in the round, and without a lectern or notes, takes some doing - but Kate gave a master-class in presenting!
We were thrilled with Kate's interview with Sam Torrance. She did a fantastic job and we were very pleased with her contribution to the event. Her professionalism shone through and Kate was brilliant at keeping Sam on the straight and narrow!
A very big thank you for hosting the Wildscreen Panda Awards Ceremony. Thank you SO much for doing such a brilliant job, with such aplomb, bonhomie and such consumate professionalism. It was a wonderful evening, enjoyed by all and we've had great feedback.
We have had good hosts in the past, but Kate surpassed them all. She is not only highly professional, grasping the nuances of a specialised industry sector, but comes over as an incredibly nice, likeable person. Her support for our chosen charity, Help for Heroes, boosted contributions to a fantastic amount. We had a great deal of feedback, 100% of which was positive. We have already asked about her availability for next year's event.
Kate did a wonderful job for us. She was enthusiastic and exceptionally professional. There were 34 awards and lots of photos to be taken and without exception everyone had a thoroughly good time.
Seeing a TV news personality up on stage putting our directors on the spot was great........ Kate made the session fun and really made us feel our questions were important.
We loved Kate natural way with the speakers on stage and with the audience, and the way that she got really involved. We would have no hesitation using her again or recommending her to others.
The event did go well and the client seemed very happy - Kate was great to work with and showed an obvious interest which was wonderful from our point of view, as organisers.
Kate is a complete star and did everything with joy, enthusiasm and the utmost professionalism and finesse. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her on the Summit and I very much hope to work with Kate again in the future. As you could see from tweets, everyone was talking about her. A good Chair of a Conference/Summit is worth their weight, and some, in GOLD! She deserves a medal – you’d think she was in our business for years. Can't praise her enough!
She was brilliant with the guests, walking the room and meeting them in person, then referencing that in her speech.
Q & A with Kate Silverton
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Speakers Corner: How did the corporate speaking begin?
Kate Silverton: It began over a decade ago, when I started to build relations with speakers agencies and contacts in the corporate world. I was launched on the circuit when a company requested me specifically.
Speakers Corner: Which event has been your favourite and why?
Kate Silverton: I actually really enjoy each and every event – they are always so different. I always encourage audience participation so any event where I am able to “wander and chat and use audience anecdotes” is always a good one!
Speakers Corner: If you could speak at any event, past or future, what would it be?
Kate Silverton: A TED event – on how we can better balance bringing up our families with fulfilling our ambitions at work.
Speakers Corner: Who would you most like to share a platform with?
Kate Silverton: Bill Clinton –mainly to see if he is as charismatic and brilliant as I have been told.
Speakers Corner: What are your most frequently requested speaking topics?
Kate Silverton: What happens behind the scenes in the Newsroom – and especially what happens when things go wrong!
Speakers Corner: What do you do to ensure your presentation has a lasting impact?
Kate Silverton: I like to make it personal to those in the room and to use colourful anecdotes. Connecting with the audience and making it relevant is so important.
Speakers Corner: What can a typical corporate audience learn from your experiences?
Kate Silverton: How crucial team work is, the challenge of working to tight deadlines in a pressured environment, how different the dynamics are between men and women, how best to juggle our working lives and career with home life, looking for what inspires us and building a career that will challenge and fulfill in equal measure...
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