Ms Kate Silverton (SPK02312)
- United Kingdom
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Kate Silverton is one of our most popular and accomplished broadcasters.
She is one of the BBC's main anchors for the One, Six and Ten O'clock news as well as presenting and reporting across a wide range of prime time programmes including the BBC's flag ship current affairs programme Panorama.
Kate has recently been found pursuing her passion for conservation and Natural History; last year she 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. More recently she co-hosted the Tusk Conservation Awards with the Duke of Cambridge, in their respective roles as Patrons for the charity.
She is an extremely versatile presenter hosting and appearing in an eclectic range of programmes including Big Cat Live for the Natural History unit; 'The Speaker' – a debate show for young teenagers; the 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 as well as winning plaudits for her reports from the frontline in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
An active supporter of a number of charities including TUSK, Born Free, Kids Company, Kate has twice taken part in the London Triathlon to raise money for SPARKS childrens' charity.
Kate graduated from the University of Durham with a BSc in Psychology, specialising in child development. Before that she studied Arabic and Middle Eastern history.
Very experienced within the corporate field, Kate regularly chairs and facilitates conferences. These often involve Q & A sessions with CEOs and public figures. She also presents a number of corporate videos for companies and financial institutions – she originally trained as a corporate fnancier with a London investment bank.
Kate is a very popular choice for hosting award ceremonies, bringing personality, warmth and humour to proceedings. She has developed a reputation for being warm, engaging and eclectic whilst also being hugely focused and highly professional.
It is this integrity and broad experience in both business and journalism that has enabled her to interview major political, military and show business figures, whilst also chairing conferences and debates for some of Britain's biggest organisations such as BT, Royal Bank of Scotland, KPMG, The Royal Navy and Transport for London.
A highly professional and intelligent package – with a keen sense of humour and oodles of charm. Kate held the stage and the audience perfectly – a delight to work with.
(Barclays Commercial Bank)
Kate was outstanding. She built instant rapport with our audience. She has a natural ability to engage easily with everyone and has a professional yet charming stage presence. Having Kate back for a second event was a very popular choice and already we're being asked if she'll be a permanent fixture!
Jim Reeve, CEO
Kate is a joy to work with, has a great understanding of the event and takes a genuine interest in it and the audience. She is extremely professional and takes the time to get the script just right and understand our objectives. She has a charming manner and engages brilliantly with the guests. Feedback from our guest survey about Kate is superb!
(CAT Publications Ltd)