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An award-winning business journalist both on camera and in print, Kate contributes to national UK newspapers and also writes regularly for specialist publications, including DTVE (formerly Cable & Satellite Europe), Hollywood Reporter and Broadcast Magazine in the UK.
An American, Kate has lived and worked in London since 1990, first as International Editor for pay TV title Cable World magazine; then as Media Editor for European Business News, a 24-hour, pan-European channel, owned by Dow Jones & Co., where she created and co-presented the award-winning, daily half-hour media show called Media Report. From 1998 to 2001, Kate was on-screen Media and Telecommunications Editor at CNBC Europe, a co-venture between NBC and Dow Jones & Co.
Kate began her journalism career at CNN in Washington, DC and subsequently worked in radio and in print in Colorado where she was senior reporter at The Denver Business Journal.
Kate has a master's degree in international economics and politics from the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (part of Johns Hopkins University in Maryland), and an undergraduate degree in Modern European Studies from Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.
She is on the IBC 2016 Keynote Committee and is the Consulting Editor of the IBC Conference 2016: Transformation in the Digital Era: Leadership, Strategy and Creativity in media and entertainment www.ibc.org
Kate is past Chairman of The Broadcasting Press Guild, (2004 to 2006) an association of the UK’s media writers & TV critics (www.broadcastingpressguild.org) She has been the Awards Secretary for the Guild's annual Television & Radio Awards since 2007. She is past Chairman of the the Royal Television Society's Early Evening Events Committee (2006-2010) and she remains on the committee (www.rts.org.uk). Kate has been involved with IBC (the CES of Europe) for many years. She is on the IBC 2015 Keynote Committee and is the Consulting Editor of the IBC Conference 2015: The Future of Media in an Age of Disruption. (www.ibc.org).
Kate is hosting the conference for the third consecutive year.