Kate Adie Biography
Kate Adie born as Kathryn Adie is an English journalist. From 1989 to 2003 she worked as a Chief News Correspondent for BBC News, which she reported from war zones around the world. She retired from the BBC in early 2003 and worked as a freelance presenter with From Our Own Correspondent on BBC Radio 4 until 2012.
She started with BBC as a station assistant at Radio dhuram. In 1976 she became a Tv reporter in Plymouth and Southampton. In 1979 kate moved to BBC national Tv where she was the deputy reporter in 1980 and first on the scene when the Special Air Service (SAS) went in to break up the Iranian Embassy siege.
Kate Adie Age
She was born on 19 September 1945 in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England. She was adopted as a baby by a Sunderland pharmacist and his wife, John, and Maud Adie, and grew up there. kate celebrates all her birthdays on 19th September.
Kate Adie Heigh
She stands a height of 1.73 meters tall.
She is 55 kilograms.
Her hips size is 33 inches.
Kate Adie Husband
Kate likes keeping her personal life in a low profile. There is no information provided about her being in a relationship. This information will be updated for more information.
Kate Adie Net Worth
Kate’s net worth is approximately $1 million to $5 million. This information will be updated soon.
Kate Adie began her career with BBC as a station assistant at BBC Radio Durham, then she became a producer for Radio Bristol. She then switched to television, directing outside broadcasts. She was a reporter for regional TV News in Plymouth and Southampton and joined the national news team in 1976.
As a television news correspondent, Kate’s memorable assignments include both Gulf Wars, four years of war in the Balkans, the final NATO intervention in Kosovo and elections in 2000; the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster at Zeebrugge, the massacre at Dunblane, the Selby rail crash, the SAS lifting of the Iran Embassy Siege in London, the Bologna railway station bombing and the Tiananmen Square protest in Beijing in 1989.
Kate Adie Iranian Embassy
Her break came the following year covering the SAS siege of the Iranian Embassy in London while crouched behind a car. Soon she was dispatched to conflicts across the globe making her name as a fearless reporter.
Kate Adie Books
The Kindness of Strangers, Kate’s first book, is an account of her work as a reporter and how she became one. It was published by Headline in 2002 and remained on the Sunday Times bestseller list for 37 weeks.
Corsets to Camouflage is an illustrated companion history to the Imperial War Museum’s exhibition about women in uniform, published by Hodder & Stoughton to coincide with the exhibition’s opening in the autumn of 2003
Nobody’s Child: The Lives of Abandoned Children, Hodder & Stoughton London 2005, formed the basis of the BBC 1 documentary series, Found
Into Danger, Hodder & Stoughton 2008, is a study of men and women who risk their lives for work
Fighting on the Home Front: the legacy of women in World War I, Hodder & Stoughton 2013, became a BBC 2 documentary broadcast as part of the Corporation’s WW1 Centenary Season
Kate Adie Awards
- Adie won the Richard Dimbleby Award from BAFTA in 1990.
- Adie was appointed an OBE in the 1993 New Year Honours.
- In 2013 was appointed as one of the Deputy Lieutenant’s of Dorset
- In 2018, Adie received the BAFTA Fellowship
- Adie was appointed a CBE in the 2018 Birthday Honours
- Adie has honorary degrees from many universities, including York St John University, Nottingham Trent University and the University of Bath (MA,1987). She is an Honorary Professor of Journalism at the University of Sunderland and has three Honorary Fellowships including one awarded by Royal Holloway, the University of London in 1996. In 2013 Adie was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Plymouth University
- In 2019, Adie was appointed Chancellor of Bournemouth University.