Kate Russell (reporter)

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Kate Russell
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Born Hertfordshire, England
Nationality British
Occupation Technology reporter
Known for Webscape on Click

Kate Russell (born c. 1968)[1] is an English technology reporter.

Early career[edit]

Russell is from Harpenden, Hertfordshire.[1] She appeared on children's television in the show Fish and Chips on Nickelodeon in 1995,[2] but moved on to present on technology a few years later, fronting a show called Chips With Everything on The Computer Channel (later renamed to .tv).[2]

Russell has previously featured regularly on CNBC Europe as both a reporter and producer.[2] She has also appeared on GMTV and The Pod Delusion.

Current activities[edit]

Russell is a freelance reporter on the Webscape segment of the BBC technology show Click, which is broadcast in the UK on BBC News and internationally on BBC World News. [3]

She writes a column in National Geographic Traveller magazine.[4] She has previously written columns for Webuser,[4] and the Original Volunteers website. Her first published book Working the Cloud is a collection of tips and resources to help businesses better use the Internet. [5]

Russell's novel Elite: Mostly Harmless[6] was the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign which raised over 400% of its funding goal.[7] It is a story set in the Universe of the Elite computer games.[7]

A second novel A Bookkeeper's Guide to Practical Sorcery,[8] a children's fantasy, was published in 2016. An audiobook version read by Charles Collingwood was the subject of another successful Kickstarter campaign.[9]

In the 2015 UK Blog Awards she won the individual digital and technology category.[10][11] In 2016 she was voted the 13th most influential woman in UK IT by Computer Weekly.[12]

She enjoys kick-boxing and creative writing.[3] She is active on Twitter as @KateRussell and has two cats (siblings) named Cap and Tia who occasionally feature in some of her tweets.


  • Working the Cloud: The Ultimate Guide to Making the Internet Work For You and Your Business (2013)
  • Elite: Mostly Harmless (2014)
  • A Bookkeeper's Guide to Practical Sorcery (2016)


  1. ^ a b "Harpenden blogger wins national award". The Herts Advertiser. 13 May 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-08. 
  2. ^ a b c "About me". katerussell.moonfruit.com. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Meet the Click Team". news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Kate Russell, BBC Click". www.startups.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Working the Cloud: About the Book". www.workingthecloud.biz. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Kate Russell (2014). Elite: Mostly Harmless. Fantastic Books Publishing. 
  7. ^ a b "Mostly Harmless - an Elite: Dangerous novel (working title)". www.kickstarter.com. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  8. ^ Kate Russell (2016). A Bookkeeper's Guide to Practical Sorcery. Fantastic Books Publishing. 
  9. ^ "A Bookkeeper's Guide to Practical Sorcery: Audiobook". www.kickstarter.com. Retrieved 20 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "NEWS: KateRussell.co.uk wins at #UKBlogAwards". katerussell.co.uk. 18 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "2015 Winners and Highly Commended". National UK Blog Awards. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "The 50 Most Influential Women in UK IT 2016". Computer Weekly. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 

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