Journalist, media celebrity, fashion icon, racing royalty
As a member of Australia’s racing royalty, Kate Waterhouse has grown up in the media spotlight. She is the daughter of leading thoroughbred trainer Gai and grand-daughter of racing legend Tommy “TJ” Smith.
However, Kate is also a journalist, media celebrity, radio personality and Style and Fashion Editor for the Sun Herald in Sydney. In her Date with Kate column in the Sun Herald, Kate interviews famous and infamous young identities and celebrities. She is also the Face Of and presenter for Foxtel’s Lifestyle You channel.
Kate is a regular during spring racing carnival season covering fashion and racing and is former face of the Melbourne Cup carnival. Since 2004, she has been a David Jones Racewear Ambassador and fulfils various fashion-related roles surrounding the racing calendar. She is regarded as a fashion icon and is a regular fixture on both racing and non-racing best-dressed lists.
Kate has been a co-host for the horse racing on Brisbane’s MMM radio and also does regular racing, fashion and entertainment-related TV segments for various networks. The past few years have seen Kate in campaigns for Le Tan, SKII’s Christmas campaign, G.H Mumm and Nokia, to name a few.
Kate has a degree in a Bachelor of Arts – Media and Communication and, with a wealth of personal connections, already has a successful career in journalism. She has worked with leading newspapers and magazines in Australia and internationally, and was the Party of the Week reporter for the Sunday Telegraph before taking on the role as the Style writer.
Kate has also contributed works to various magazine publications such as Australian Woman’s Weekly and Germany’s Vanity Fair where she had the world-wide exclusive interview with the King of Tonga during his coronation.
Kate is also an official ambassador for Young Starlight.