Kate Quilton is a journalist, producer and presenter. She is currently filming ‘Food Unwrapped’, a Channel 4 series which investigates the science and provenance of food and a spin off series called ‘Food Unwrapped Investigates’ which will air later this year. Kate has also fronted ‘How To Beat…’ a health series for Channel 4 which will also air later this year. Kate’s other credits include ‘Animal Rescue Live’, ‘Superfoods’, ‘Tricks of the Restaurant Trade’, ‘Be Your Own Doctor’ and ‘The Shopper’s Guide to Saving Money’.
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When Kate had her first baby, she fronted two high profile Dispatches, the first around breastfeeding looking into why Britain has the lowest number of babies breastfed in the world, and then followed up by ‘The Great Formula Milk Scandal’. Kate has also fronted ‘The Truth About Chlorinated Chicken’ around Brexit and the issue of the US chlorinating their chicken.
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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