Kate Adie

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Date of Birth September 19, 1945
Place of Birth England
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Kate Adie

Kathryn Adie, known as Kate Adie, is an English journalist. She was Chief News Correspondent for BBC News between 1989 and 2003, during which time she reported from war zones around the world. She retired from the BBC in early 2003 and now works as a freelance presenter with From Our Own Correspondent on BBC Radio 4.

Born: September 19, 1945, Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England
Alma mater: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Occupation: Journalist
Notable credit(s): Chief News Correspondent for BBC News
Awards: Richard Dimbleby Award (1990) Fellowship Award (2018)

About Kate Adie

Reporter and chief news correspondent for BBC News. She also hosted a BBC Radio 4 program called From Our Own Correspondent.

Before Fame

She joined her first news team in 1976.


Her career took off when she was the first at the scene when the Special Air Service stormed the embassy during the London Iranian Embassy siege in 1980.

Family Life

The adopted child of John and Maud Adie, she grew up in Sunderland, England.


In 1993, she was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II.

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Latest information about Kate Adie updated on June 30, 2020.

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