Kate is a freelance journalist, sports broadcaster and fitness instructor, who spent four-and-a-half years at English-speaking news channel RT in Moscow, where she presented, edited and reported on the weekly SpoRT Show.
She started out by working on the sports desk at the Daily Mail in London before moving to Granada Television. She was an assistant producer for ITV during the 2002 World Cup and on The Premiership, before moving to Chelsea TV to become a presenter. She then went to Cardiff University to gain a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism.
After graduating, Kate joined IMG and worked in various roles including assistant producer on the Premier League, French League and Mainsail programmes, presenter on the Total Rugby radio show, and multi-media news editor on the Essential Sports, French League and HSBC Golf websites, and has covered sporting events worldwide.
She then freelanced at Setanta Sports News as a journalist and news editor, along with sub-editing and picture editing at the Daily Mail Online sports desk before joining RT.
While in Moscow, she has been a daily sports news presenter, Ukraine-based football reporter for Euro 2012 and live broadcast host of Russia’s World Cup 2018 bid. Her freelance work also includes Sky Sports News Radio, FourFourTwo and Champions magazines, as well as totalfootball.com and tribalfootball.com websites and The Offside Rule podcast.
Kate was educated at the London School of Economics and King’s College London. She is a REPs registered fitness instructor and qualified teacher of English as a foreign language.
When not watching football, she spends her time blogging and researching, exercising, socialising and watching comedy. Outside of sport, her favourite working week was spent in a theatre pub, script editing a comedy history series with the late, great Rik Mayall.
And, according to one very loyal and generous friend, she can also dance reasonably well, hold fitness classes, make a mean range of pasta dishes and enthusiastically support West Bromwich Albion.