Kate Gerbeau BFBS Sitrep

Kate Gerbeau joined the team as the anchor for the newly launched British Forces News in February 2010. She first appeared on network television more than a decade ago presenting Newsround, the BBC's longest running news programme for children. During her four years there she reported live from the earthquake in Gujarat, from the foot of a live volcano in Montserrat and went undercover in Russia to expose the treatment of disabled children in orphanages. The report earned her a BAFTA.

Kate went on to be a regular newsreader on BBC Breakfast on BBC 1, co-presented the corporation's consumer programme Watchdog, and was a regular reporter/presenter on the BBC1 Sunday morning programme Heaven and Earth.

She left the BBC in 2004 to join the relaunch of Five News where she fronted the live, daily lunchtime programme for three years, interviewing a broad range of guests from popstars to politicians.

Kate also presented a range of other programmes for Five, including a live tomb excavation from the desert in Egypt and an animal rescue series.

Kate speaks French and German and is a keen horse-rider.