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Kate Adie, who became a household name through her work as Chief Correspondent BBC News, currently presents the long-running radio programme, From Our Own Correspondent and is the author of four bestselling books, The Kindness of Strangers, From Corsets to Camouflage, Nobody’s Child and Into Danger: Risking your Life For Work.
In 1980, she reported live when the Iranian embassy was stormed by the SAS, has twice been named Reporter of the Year by the Royal Television Society and won awards for her coverage of the US bombing of Tripoli and the brutal end to the Chinese students' demonstration in Tiananmen Square in Beijing
Kate has reported on conflicts from the invasion of Iraq to four years of war in the Balkans and both Gulf Wars, as well as the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster at Zeebrugge, the massacre at Dunblane and the Hatfield rail crash.
Kate has also served as a trustee of the Imperial War Museum and a judge for the Whitbread, Orange and Costa literary prizes.
She was awarded the OBE in 1993
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