Kate Langbroek

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Kate Langbroek
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Birth name Katherine Elizabeth Wilhelmina Beuving Langbroek
Born (1965-08-08) 8 August 1965 (age 53)
Brisbane, Queensland
Style Television and radio presenter, comedian
Country Australia

Katherine Elizabeth Wilhelmina Beuving Langbroek (born 8 August 1965) is an Australian television and radio personality and comedian living in Melbourne. She was a radio announcer on the 3RRR programme Breakfasters.[1]

Langbroek co-hosts Hughesy & Kate with Dave Hughes on the HIT Network.

Career[edit]

Langbroek has a degree in journalism[2] and has appeared on The Panel, Thank God You're Here, The Project, Have You Been Paying Attention? and Hughesy, We Have a Problem.

Langbroek currently hosts Hughesy & Kate Breakfast Show on Melbourne's Nova 100 radio station, with Dave Hughes. A regular segment of the program is called 'Katie Cracks It' in which she talks about whatever has made her angry over the past few days.

Langbroek previously worked as an actress (appearing in soap opera Chances and in a Transport Accident Commission Community Service Announcement); and as a script writer for Neighbours.[3]

Langbroek was a competitor in Dancing with the Stars in 2006. She was eliminated in Episode 8.

She also competed in, and won, the weekly Thank God You're Here challenge on the Ten Network on Wednesday, 18 July 2007.

Kate was also a guest on, and won, the quiz show Out of the Question, for the episode airing on Thursday 28 February 2008. Her name was engraved on the 'Out of the Question' trophy, alongside the likes of Ed Kavalee and Tony Moclair.

Langbroek has also been a guest co-host on Network Ten's morning show The Circle.

Personal life[edit]

Her mother, Anne is part Jamaican and American, and her father Jan Langbroek is Dutch, who both worked as missionaries in Papua New Guinea.[2]

She was raised as a Jehovah's Witness and was bullied for her religion and appearance during her attendance at Salisbury High School (Queensland).[2]

She married engineer Peter Allen Lewis in 2003, and is the mother of four children.[4] She breast-fed live on The Panel shortly after the birth of her first son.[5] Her brother is John-Paul Langbroek, a Queensland state politician and former leader of the Liberal National Party.

On 8 August 2013, Langbroek revealed that in March 2013, her eldest child had received the "all clear" after a three and a half year battle with leukaemia. The family had chosen not to share on the radio his battle with cancer.[6]

In 2015, Langbroek was appointed Ambassador of the Children's Cancer Foundation and shared her story at the Foundation's annual fundraiser, The Million Dollar Lunch.[7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lallo, Michael (4 August 2010). "Misfires and memories as FM turns 30". Age. Fairfax. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Tuohy, Wendy (8 October 2011). "Kate says it as she sees it". Herald Sun. Retrieved 28 July 2018. 
  3. ^ Lallo, Michael (18 January 2007). "The making of an honest woman". The Age. Retrieved 22 July 2018. 
  4. ^ "Kate's work of Art". Advertiser. News Limited. 11 February 2007. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Dasey, Daniel (19 September 2003). "Sure fire way to milk a reaction". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Kate Langbroek discusses Lewis' leukaemia". Nova 969. 8 August 2013. Archived from the original on 24 November 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2018. 
  7. ^ "Our Ambassador". Children's Cancer Foundation website. Retrieved 22 July 2018. 
  8. ^ "Kate Langbroek Announced as Ambassador". The Million Dollar Lunch website, 14 July 2016. 
  9. ^ Wilmoth, Peter (12 September 2013). "Media star Kate Langbroek on family and fame". Weekly Review. Archived from the original on 17 November 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2018. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Phillips, Mark 2006. Radio City. Melbourne: Vulgar Press (history of RRR).

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