Meet Kate Silverton, a British journalist and presenter who is currently making headlines for wearing a dress with a plunging neckline to the New Years Eve 2008 event that she hosted. Read the rest of the story and a biography of Kate Silverton below, and see photos and video of her.
Kate Silverton wore a gorgeous dress with a plunging neckline to the BBCs New Year Live show aboard HMS Belfast. You can check out photos here. This isn’t the first time Kate has made headlines for her fashion choices, although previously it was for all the wrong reasons. In 2006, she had to apologize live on air when viewers’ eyes were offended by a psychedelic green and yellow blouse she wore.
Kate Silverton was born August 4, 1970 in Essex, England, to English parents Terry Silverton, a registered hypnotherapist and Patricia Silverton who now heads her daughter’s company. She has two sisters, Claire and Amy. In high school, Kate was a championship swimmer and competed in triathlons. She attended the University of Durham and has a BSc in Psychology.
Before jumping into journalism, Kate Silverton was working at a bank. She trained with the BBC working on Look North news before becoming a reporter and presenter at Tyne Tees Television. She then worked for BBC Radio before making the move to BBC News.
From 2005 through December 2007 she was the 8.30-11 am presenter on BBC News 24, and she was a relief presenter for BBC Breakfast. In December 2006, she travelled to Iraq and produced several reports on the war going on there. She presented on various BBC News shows throughout 2008.
2008 was a turbulent year for Kate Silverton. She fell while working in Africa on ‘Big Cats Live’ and suffered a slipped disk in her spine. Doctors had to immediately operate, and at the end of the year, Kate still can’t put shoes on and lives in extreme pain. She also suffered from a near-fatal allergic reaction to a prawn salad she ate at a picnic with friends in June. Additionally, she also suffered from complications from cosmetic surgery to remove acne scars. She sued the clinic after having to deal with a swollen face.
More photos and a video of Kate Silverton are below.
Kate Silverton Video