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Kate Quilton

Kate Quilton is a journalist, producer and presenter. For the last two years, Kate has juggled a career both behind and in front of the camera. At Channel 4, she was the Multiplatform Commissioning Editor for Factual and also presenter of Food Unwrapped, a series which investigates the science and provenance of food. Kate recently left her day job to focus on presenting. She is currently shooting the 8th series of Food Unwrapped. Kate has also presented Superfoods,Tricks of the Restaurant Trade, Be Your Own Doctor and The Shopper's Guide to Saving Money.

 

Kate landed her first TV reporter job for ITV West while she was still a student. In between History lectures at Bristol University, Kate would nip off and shoot a package on Bristol Rovers. Once she graduated, Kate spent a year presenting a live science show for young people around the world as part of the Faraday Lectures for the Institute of Engineering and Technology. When Kate returned to the UK, she worked for the BBC as a broadcast journalist in Somerset, spending much of her time with farmers and eating her way around the county.

In 2008, Kate started working for Channel 4. During her six years there, she ran the online editorial for some of C4's biggest shows and worked her way up to become one of the Channel’s youngest commissioning editors. During her time there, she commissioned a number of award-winning multiplatform projects including Foxes Live, Easter Eggs Live, The Food Hospital and D-Day: As It Happens. Her commissions have won numerous awards with D-Day: As It Happens most recently picking up the BAFTA for Digital Creativity (2014) and the Digital Emmy (2014).

 

When she’s not busy finding out about what is in your fridge, Kate spends lots of her life planning her next meal, cooking, pedalling along Brighton seafront, listening to Dolly Parton, and playing funk. She has played her flute and saxophone at many festivals around the country, including Glastonbury.

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