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Kate Silverton : biography

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Kate Silverton (born 4 August 1970) is an English journalist, currently employed by the BBC., Daily Telegraph, 27 September 2005 . Generally a relief presenter for the BBC but does hold regular slot on Thursday's BBC News at One or GMT and Saturday's BBC Weekend News and BBC News at Ten.

Philip Hayton incident

In September 2005, Silverton drew some media attention when her BBC News 24 co-newsreader Philip Hayton, who had worked for the BBC for 37 years, resigned his position six months into a year's contract. BBC News Online The Daily Telegraph, without substantiation and quoting an unnamed 'insider', reported that he turned to Silverton during a break and said "I don't like you". The Daily Mirror quoted another BBC 'insider' as saying that Silverton is "...pushy beyond belief. Behind her big superficial smile she can be a really aggressive, manipulative monster who always gets what she wants." Hayton merely cited "incompatibility" with Silverton as his reason and when his managers refused to move Silverton to another time slot, he left. Silverton was in the peculiar position of having to go through the morning's paper review live on air the morning the story broke, avoiding any discussion of the story and chiding her new co-anchor when he looked to refer to it. Hayton said that he left the BBC "without bitterness or rancour".

However, several figures spoke up for Silverton. Jon Sopel, a fellow BBC News 24 presenter, who was Silverton's co-anchor at News 24 for several months, commented on the incident saying "She's warm and friendly. With Kate, what you see is what you get - she's bright, lively, talented and vivacious. I like and trust her. Yes, she's ambitious... but aren't we all?"

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Personal life

Silverton married Mike Heron at Fleet Street's St Bride's Church on Saturday 18 December 2010. On 5 November 2011, Silverton gave birth to a baby girl named Clemency Florence Rose Heron at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London. 6 November 2011, Daily Mail On a BBC Radio 4 programme (broadcast on 2 May 2013), Silverton stated that her daughter had been conceived "naturally" after four unsuccessful cycles of IVF.

Plastic surgery lawsuit

In January 2008, Silverton sued a clinic after an allegedly botched cosmetic surgery procedure to remove acne scars.


Early life and education

Silverton was born in Waltham Abbey in Essex, England, the daughter of English parents; Terry Silverton, a black-cab driver turned registered hypnotherapist and Patricia Silverton, who now heads her daughter's company. Silverton has two sisters, Claire and Amy. Silverton attended West Hatch High School in Chigwell, Essex, where she was a champion swimmer and started to compete in the triathlon. She was a Girl Guide and gained the Queen's Guide Award. She spent a year studying Arabic and Middle Eastern politics before switching to psychology and graduated from Durham University where she attended St. Cuthbert's Society. Kate went to Zimbabwe with Raleigh International, spending her gap year working for them in Egypt and Lebanon.

Early career

Silverton worked for a London-based bank before becoming a journalist. She trained with the BBC, working on Look North news before becoming a reporter and presenter at Tyne Tees Television.

She was a panellist on Five's The Wright Stuff, The Heaven and Earth Show, Big Strong Boys and Weekend Breakfast on BBC Radio 5 Live, before joining BBC News.

BBC News

From 2005 until December 2007, she was the presenter from 08:30-11:00 on BBC News 24 along with colleague Simon McCoy, although she was frequently absent as she was also a regular relief presenter for BBC Breakfast, presenting during some of Sian Williams's maternity leave.

In December 2007, Silverton was named as the presenter of the BBC News (8 p.m. summary) - a 90-second round up of the news shown on BBC One, which she presented for two months. She presented the BBC News at One from February to August 2008, whilst main presenter Sophie Raworth was on maternity leave.

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