Katie Stallard-Blanchette is a former Asia Correspondent for Sky News.
Previously Media & Technology Correspondent at Sky News, Katie worked extensively on the Jimmy Savile child abuse scandal, including the resignation of the BBC’s Director-General, and the Pollard Review into the corporation’s handling of the crisis, she also covered the Leveson inquiry into press ethics and subsequent proposals for newspaper regulation, as well as technology news including Facebook’s troubled IPO, advances in 3D printing, and controversial government plans for digital surveillance.
Prior to this Katie was Sky’s West of England correspondent, a role she held for three years, covering the investigation into the murder of Bristol landscape architect Joanna Yeates, the trial of Plymouth nursery paedophile Vanessa George, the kidnap and murder of Sian O’Callaghan in Wiltshire, the repatriation of British service personnel through Wootton Bassett and the failed rescue to free trapped Swansea miners. She also reported live from the Oscars on assignment in Los Angeles.
In 2010, Katie was the first British journalist to travel to Greenland’s remote ‘Iceberg Alley’ to report on controversial Arctic oil exploration; from where she also filed a series of special reports on the impact of climate change. Katie was shortlisted for RTS Young Journalist of the Year 2010/11 for her work on Arctic oil exploration and she won a European Commission award in 2012 for her journalism highlighting the issue of rural poverty in Cornwall.
Katie graduated from University College London with a first class honours degree in English.
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