Honorary degree for BBC's Kate Adie


War reporter Kate Adie was in more peaceful surroundings as she received an honorary degree today.

The BBC reporter, renowned for her reports from trouble spots across the world, was in Cambridge where she was presented with the doctorate from .

Kate, 53, the BBC's Chief News Correspondent, said: 'It's a great honour. When I started out, journalism and universities had nothing in common.

'When I was a student I never dreamed that I would ever receive an award like this.

'I can remember my graduation ceremony and just being so grateful to have got my degree.'

Kate has won awards for her coverage of Northern Ireland and the American bombing of Tripoli. She was awarded an OBE in 1993.

Her original degree was in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.