Katharine Carpenter decided to pursue a career in journalism after work experience on her local newspaper and setting up a children’s programme on hospital radio as a teenager.
Katharine Carpenter started at the BBC in 2000 as a news trainee. After working as a producer, reporter and newsreader at a number of local radio stations she moved into television.
Katharine Carpenter took up a job as a reporter/presenter on BBC Points West in Bristol and then at BBC South East Today in Kent. She also reports for BBC News 24.
Katharine Carpenter joined the BBC London team in 2007 and loves the variety of her job in the capital.
“When you wake up in the morning, you have no idea what you’re going to face. You could find yourself reporting a crime story, a complicated court case, or even interviewing a famous celeb. Everyday is different!”
Outside work Katharine Carpenter loves to travel and gets involved in a range of sports. She’s also making the most of living in London: eating in great restaurants, going to the theatre, enjoying live music…as much as possible!