Kate Silverton is one of the UK's most recognisable and accomplished broadcasters. A former anchor for the BBC's One, Six and Ten O'clock news she has reported across a wide range of prime time programmes including the BBC's flag ship current affairs programme Panorama. She currently presents BBC News 24 from Monday to Thursday, from 0900 to 1300.
Kate Silverton began as a corporate financier, before changing direction to join the media. She has a BSc in Psychology from Durham University — specialising in child development — and spent a year studying Arabic and Middle Eastern politics. She trained as a journalist with BBC Look North before moving to Tyne Tees Television where she worked as a reporter/presenter.
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.
Kate Silverton 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.
Kate Silverton is an active supporter of a number of charities including TUSK, Born Free and has twice taken part in the London Triathlon to raise money for SPARKS children's charity.
Kate Silverton is highly experienced within the corporate field and is available for live hosting/presenting and conference facilitating.
She has facilitated conferences for Transport for London, KPMG, Natwest/RBS and Lloyds TSB and hosted award ceremonies for British Computer Society Awards, Blackberry Women in Technology Awards, Body Shop Crystal Carousel Awards and many more...
Kate is also available to present corporate videos for companies and financial institutions - having been originally trained in corporate finance, she has a complete understanding of the field.
A highly professional and intelligent package – with a keen sense of humour and oodles of charm. Kate Silverton held the stage and the audience perfectly – a delight to work with.
Once again Kate was supremely professional in everything that she did. Hosting the PLC awards in front of 1,500 attendees at The Grosvenor House, in the round, and without a lectern or notes, takes some doing – but Kate gave a master-class in presenting!
Kate has, without exception, proved to be an invaluable asset and a total professional… she is always able to engage with contributors and ensure that they have a good experience.
Thank you for hosting the AM awards so warmly and professionally. I have had occassion to attend a few and would like to congratulate you on your stage presence, confidence and warmth which I found second to none. Many thanks for making what can so often be a somewhat long and turgid affair (even if you win!) an absolute delight.
Kate was such a professional and went over and above Office Depot's expectations of her role. She mingled with everyone, asking questions before the event started, information which she then pulled onto the stage minutes later – absolutely fantastic.
A very big thank you for hosting the Wildscreen Panda Awards Ceremony. Thank you SO much for doing such a brilliant job, with such aplomb, bonhomie and such consumate professionalism. It was a wonderful evening, enjoyed by all and we've had great feedback.
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!
We have had good hosts in the past, but Kate surpassed them all. She is not only highly professional, grasping the nuances of a specialised industry sector, but comes over as an incredibly nice, likeable person. Her support for our chosen charity, Help for Heroes, boosted contributions to a fantastic amount. We had a great deal of feedback, 100% of which was positive. We have already asked about her availability for next year's event.
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