Kate Langbroek is one of Australia’s most beloved and unique media personalities. Her ferocious wit, playfulness and irreverence have made her an audience favourite in a career that has spanned prime time television, top-rating breakfast and drivetime radio, acting, scriptwriting and journalism.
Kate first came to our attention on Triple R in the mid-1990s and then as a regular on The Panel, one of Network Ten’s longest-running shows, while also working as a screenwriter on shows such as Neighbours, All Together Now and Full Frontal. She was also a regular columnist for the City Weekly. In 2001 Kate helped catapult start-up radio station Nova 100 to instant ratings success, along with co-hosts Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes and Dave O’Neil. She also built a following with a print audience, with wry weekly columns for The Sunday Age and Stellar magazine. A versatile performer, Kate has also appeared regularly on Thank God You’re Here, Adam Zwar’s Agony series, Hughesy We Have A Problem and Have You Been Paying Attention, as well as taking to the dance floor on Dancing with the Stars and hosting UnReal Estate. Meanwhile, Kate continued her stellar radio career, taking her top-rating national drive show with Hughesy to SCA’s Hit! Network.
In 2019, while juggling a flourishing career, marriage and unplanned parenthood, Kate threw a curve ball. With her husband Peter Lewis, they decided to pack up their four children (Lewis, Sunday, Artie and Jannie) to move to Bologna in Italy for two years. It was a remarkable ‘si-change’, captured brilliantly in Kate’s first and best-selling book, Ciao Bella! Six Take Italy (Simon & Schuster). Upon her return to Australia in 2021, she found a passionate audience on the KIIS network, co-hosting the 3pm Pick-Up.
In 2023, Kate can be seen on-screen as a regular co-host on The Project and cementing her new-found role as a reality compere on the series return of My Mum, Your Dad on Channel 9. She can be seen off-screen shopping for her family of six, working as an unpaid Uber driver and learning to run (eek!) with the family’s new puppy.