Posted: 15 November, 2018

Katy Watson – BBC Correspondent PIE talk

Careers, Guests, News, Past Events, PIE, Senior School, Sixth Form

This week's lunchtime PIE talk was brought to us by Katy Watson, the BBC's South America Correspondent who spoke about her coverage of the Venezuelan migrant crisis, the challenges of "Fake News" and eating bugs on air while seven months pregnant.

Katy lives in Sao Paulo with her partner and son and talked about the challenges of combining motherhood with the life of a foreign correspondent.

She spoke about the rewards and challenges of the job saying,

“More and more women need to do the job as, at the end of the day, diversity is one of the most important things for journalism.”

Katy has always been an enthusiastic linguist, studying Spanish, French and Economics at A Level and going on to ready Spanish and Italian at Cambridge University.

Her early career began with work experience at a Mexican radio station and led to the BBC via a period learning the ropes at Bloomberg.

She described fake news as “One of the biggest challenges of our times” adding, “The only thing you can do is arm people with education and explain that you can’t take anything at face value”.

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