Kate Silverton

Journalist and Broadcaster

Kate Silverton is one of our most popular and versatile journalists and newsreaders. She has reported for the BBC from around the world, including from the frontline in Iraq and Afghanistan.

With a love of adventure she won personal acclaim for her BBC One programme Ultimate Wild Water during which she tackled some of the UK's most notorious rivers and seas by Kayak. 

She is passionate about conservation, producing and presenting a BBC documentary on the poaching of rhino horn, securing an exclusive interview with HRH The Duke of Cambridge in the process.

Swapping the newsroom for the ballroom in Autumn of 2018 Kate put on her dancing shoes as a contestant in the BBC series Strictly Come Dancing.

Kate has also returned to her academic roots in child psychology, with an ambition to combine her journalism with her passion to raise awareness around mental health issues relevant to both children and adults. She works closely with a number of mental health bodies and charities and regularly writes about developmental psychology; children, adolescent and adult mental health issues. 

Kate is currently working on two documentaries around trauma in early childhood and the public health impact of toxic stress, as well as a radio series following her journey to train as a children’s counsellor.