Kate Adie became a familiar figure through her work as BBC Chief News Correspondent. She is considered to be among the most reliable reporters, as well as one of the first British women, sending despatches from danger zones around the world. Adie is also the long-serving presenter of Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent and a presenter-contributor to many other radio and television programmes.
As a television news correspondent, Adie’s memorable assignments include both Gulf Wars, four years of war in the Balkans, the Tiananmen Square protest in Beijing in 1989, the Rwandan Genocide.
She has served as a judge for the Bailey’s Prize for Fiction, the Costa Prize and the RSL Ondaatje Prize.
Adie was awarded the OBE in 1993.