Katie Thistleton is a TV and radio presenter, journalist and author, best known for her work on BBC Radio 1, BBC One’s Morning Live and CBBC.
Katie is passionate about mental health awareness, she is an ambassador for charities Place2be and YoungMinds and is currently training to be a counsellor. Katie has also written for Psychologies Magazine about issues regularly faced by twenty-somethings.
Katie has appeared on The One Show hosting a film about the lasting mental health effects of the Manchester Arena attack on young victims, and appearing on the sofa to offer advice.
She has also hosted numerous documentaries for the BBC, on topics ranging from anti-depressants to the Kardashians, and recently a series called ‘I’ve Been There’ for the teen audience, on topics such as knife crime, cosmetic surgery, anxiety and depression.
Building on her ‘agony aunt’ experience, Katie’s debut book 'Dear Katie: Real Problems, Real Advice' was released in February 2018 and offers warm yet honest advice on the multitude of struggles the UK’s children are facing. Katie is currently writing her second book.
A keen book worm herself, Katie also founded and hosted her own show 'The CBBC Book Club' for five years and regularly hosts and judges for book events such as the BBC Young Writers Award.
Considered by many as a safe pair of hands with a calm and engaging presenting style, Katie has hosted a variety of live shows including a celebration of 30 years of Children's BBC, Hacker's Crackers and Junior Bake Off: The After Party, as well as CBBC coverage of large events such as Wimbledon and Live from Alder Hey Children's Hospital. Other credits include BBC Breakfast, where Katie has appeared to talk about children’s mental health and sex education.