Katharine's desire to develop a career in the media, meant that she started preparing for it whilst still an Athlete, enjoying writing her own regular first person column for The Telegraph (Sport) and gaining as much experience as she could behind the microphone and in front of the camera.
Post retirement she has enjoyed a variety of broadcasting roles including:
Olympic Games - 2016 - BBC coverage including BBC Breakfast TV and BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio 4
2008 & 2012 Olympics: BBC Radio 5 Live covering Athletics, Triathlon, Pentathlon & Beach Volleyball. 2011/2012: BBC Radio 5 Live, Co-host of London Calling (regular show covering all Olympic sports).
World Athletics Championships - 2011 - Channel 4 Lead Commentator. 2013 / 2015 IAAF TV & Radio lead commentator. 2017: IAAF TV lead commentator for London World Championships.
Commonwealth Games - 2018: Lead Athletics Commentator BBC TV. BBC TV first ever Lead female Commentator in Athletics at a Championships. 2010 & 2014: BBC trackside Reporter (2010) & Lead Athletics Commentator (2014) for host broadcaster worldwide feed inc. BBC coverage.
European Athletics Championships (Barcelona) - 2010: BBC 5 Live Trackside Reporter.
World Indoor Athletics Champs - 2016: IAAF TV Lead Commentator. Worldwide feed inc. BBC coverage
IPC World & European Athletics Championships & Paralympics - 2011 - Present: Channel 4 Lead Commentator, including London 2012, Lyon, Swansea, Doha, Grosseto and the Rio 2016 Games and London 2017.
Live Super League and England/International Netball - 2015 - Present: Sky Sports Lead Commentator and reporter.
Great Birmingham / Great South Runs - 2019 & 2018 Great South Run Lead Commentator Channel 5. 2018 & 2017: Great Birmingham 10k Lead Commentator Channel 5. 2009 - 2015: Channel 5 Presenter.
Great City Games - 2015: BBC TV first female Lead Commentator in Athletics.
Channel 4 - 2015 + 2016: Brighton, Yorkshire & Manchester Marathon, Presenter/Reporter. 2017: Yorkshire Marathon presenter/reporter.
Channel 4 - 2016: Manchester Half Marathon, Presenter.
ESPN - 2016. Lead live commentator for 1st ever Tracktown Summer Series Meet. Eugene, USA. 2017: Lead live commentator for Tracktown Summer Series final, New York, USA.
Regular commentary for Eurosport and appearances on BBC 5 Live Fighting Talk. Guest host on BBC 5 Live Danny Baker Show as well as appearances on celebrity based shows including BBC Celebrity Pointless, ITV Ninja Warrior UK, BBC Celebrity Mastermind, BBC A Question of Sport, BBC Celebrity Antiques Road Trip and Total Wipeout.
“Kath is just an excellent commentator. She tells you exactly what you are watching, why you should care and has that rare skill of being able to find the right tone and words to capture the moment.
She excelled covering the Paralympics, at ease explaining complex sports, classifications and emotive stories before producing evocative and entertaining commentary that will stand the test of time.”
Stephen Lyle - Former Head of Sport, CHANNEL 4
Katharine is comfortable in all areas of broadcasting and regularly appears on mainstream TV and radio discussing non sporting matters, where she delivers her usual straight forward and insightful thoughts. A busy summer included a panel seat on Channel 5's daytime show The Wright Stuff, to great acclaim.