With insatiable curiosity, a love of story-telling, and a desire to connect with people, broadcasting is a natural fit for Kate.
An award-winning features reporter, weather and news anchor, producer, actor, narrator, and community emcee, her career has taken her in many different directions to many different locations.
Kate re-joined the Global BC team in 2013 after spending the past two years as the weather anchor with Global in her hometown of Winnipeg where she not only provided Manitobans with the evening weather forecast, she also represented the station in the community by hosting and attending charitable events. She introduced a highly successful viewer-favourite photo segment called “Your Manitoba,” and fill-in hosted and produced feature stories for the magazine show, Focus Manitoba, for which her story on the polar bears in Churchill took home an RTDNA Award, and her Da Vinci Code-esque feature uncovering the Masonic mysteries inside the Manitoba Legislature was nominated for a second.
Her career began as a community and sports reporter and after graduating with honours from the Broadcast Journalism program at BCIT, her career moved to the skies above Vancouver where as an airborne helicopter reporter, she covered traffic and breaking news for Global BC. From there, she worked at CTV BC filling the roles of chopper reporter, news and weather anchor; and she dabbled in talk radio at news station CFUN/Talk 1410 where she hosted the afternoon drive show.
Kate’s work as a field producer has taken her onto countless movie sets to interview cast and crew, to Toronto for TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), Halifax for the Juno Awards, as well as across Canada with the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay.
With a love for and a fascination with movie-making, Kate feels extremely lucky to have landed roles in several feature films, including Tron: Legacy, American Girl, The Big Year, The Doomsday Prophecy, Call Me Mrs. Miracle and television series The Killing, Hellcats and Psych.
An avid animal lover and advocate, she joined the foster program with the BC SPCA but was set up to fail as she ended up adopting Thomas, the first adorable little critter who came into her care. It was Thomas who adopted Timmy, the second little critter who needed a place to recover and heal. The two of them remain the best of friends.
In September 2015, Kate proudly graduated as a meteorologist from Mississippi State University.
In her off time, she enjoys running, travel, movies and photography, and her guilty pleasures include exquisite cuisine, dark chocolate and fantastic wine!
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Overcast conditions dominate today with light rainshowers and cool winds that are causing a drop to afternoon temperatures. Continue reading →
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