Katharine Viner

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Date of Birth January 4, 1971
Place of Birth England
Age 50 years old
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Katharine Sophie Viner is a British journalist and playwright. She became the first female editor-in-chief at The Guardian on 1 June 2015 succeeding Alan Rusbridger. Viner previously headed The Guardian's web operations in Australia and the United States, before being selected for the editor-in-chief's position.

Born: Katharine Sophie Viner, (age)
Alma mater: Pembroke College, Oxford
Occupation: Journalist
Notable credit(s): Editor-in-chief of The Guardian
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About Katharine Viner

English writer who is known for her work both as a playwright and as a journalist. She also made history when she became the first female Editor-In-Chief of The Guardian. She is also known for having co-written the popular play My Names is Rachel Corrie.

Before Fame

She published her first article in The Guardian in 1987 while she was still in school at Pembroke College, Oxford where she discussed the GCE I level examinations and their soon-to-be replacement the General Certificate of Secondary Education. She quickly started writing more articles and was then picked up by Cosmopolitan.


She is also known for having served as a judge in the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2004 and was later appointed to the board of the Royal Court Theatre.

Family Life

She was born and raised in Yorkshire, England.


She is known for having written the play My Name is Rachel Corrie alongside fellow playwright and editor Alan Rickman. The play is based around the emails of Rachel Corrie and was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in 2005.

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Latest information about Katharine Viner updated on January 18, 2021.

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