Katharine Viner


Katharine Viner was born in England, United Kingdom on January 4th, 1971 and is the Journalist. At the age of 53, Katharine Viner biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 4, 1971
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
England, United Kingdom
53 years old
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Journalist, Playwright, Writer
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Pembroke College, Oxford
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Adrian Chiles (2022-present)
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Katharine Viner Life

Katharine Sophie Viner (born January 1971) is a British journalist and playwright.

On June 1, she became The Guardian's first female editor-in-chief, succeeding Alan Rusbridger.

Before being chosen for the editor-in-chief's role, Viner previously managed The Guardian's web operations in Australia and the United States.

Early life and education

Viner, who was born in Yorkshire, is the daughter of teachers. Vic Viner, her grandfather, was a able seaman involved in the Dunkirk evacuation. Viner was educated at Ripon Grammar School, where she was head girl. She joined Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and the Anti-Apartheid Movement as a teen, although the nearest groups were 25 miles away, and Spare Rib was read. Her first newspaper article, published in The Guardian in 1987 while still attending school, was about the end of the GCE O level examinations, which were being replaced in the United Kingdom by the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE). "Cramming five years of experience into two and a half hours does not seem to be a fair system," she said. Viner had a period of employment with the Ripon Gazette, her hometown newspaper, around 1988.

Viner read English at Pembroke College, Oxford, after A levels. Viner won a competition run by The Guardian's women's page right before her finals and was encouraged by Louise Chunn, then Guardian women's editor, to pursue a career in journalism. "I honestly felt journalism wasn't for me; I assumed it was for guys in suits in London," she remembered in 2005. Viner spent the majority of her holidays in the Middle East, a region in which she has a keen interest, including visits to Lebanon, Syria, Israel, West Bank, and other places throughout her 20s.

Personal life

In 2022, Viner married broadcaster, documentary filmmaker, and author Adrian Chiles. 150 people attended their latest wedding reception, according to Chiles, who appeared on BBC Radio 4's "Saturday Live."


Katharine Viner Career

Career beginnings

Viner joined Cosmopolitan, a women's monthly magazine, for work experience. She remained a reporter afterward and then became a features assistant, then news and careers editor; earlier, she had won another student competition involving a submission to the magazine. I spent three years at The Sunday Times as a commissioning editor and writer for the paper. In 1997, Viner joined The Guardian. She became the editor of the Saturday Weekend supplement in 1998 after a halt on the staff of the women's page. She became a writer in 2006 and deputy editor in 2008 at the same time as Ian Katz. From 2008 to 2012, Viner edited The Guardian's Saturday edition.

Laura Slattery of The Irish Times, reviewing Viner's career from January to March 2015, wrote that "She has almost always been the one who does the commissioning [rather than] providing the byline." Several Guardian pieces from this period are reprinted in an anthology published in the Guardian archive titled Women of the Revolution: Forty Years of Feminism (2010), edited by Kira Cochrane.


After being diagnosed with ADHD in 2016, Adrian Chiles fears for himself and wife Katharine Viner in the UK's acute shortage of ADHD drugs: 'The risk is frightening'

www.dailymail.co.uk, October 20, 2023
Adrian Chiles has shared his doubts about himself and Katharine Viner, who's "has to live with him" in the UK's shortage of ADHD drugs. The idea of not having his medicine Elvanse seemed 'horrific,' according to the broadcaster, 56, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2016. According to the NHS website, the country is expected to suffer as a result of the demand pandemic until December, but the dates may be subject to change.

Newspaper editors call for release of Hong Kong democracy activist and publisher Jimmy Lai

www.dailymail.co.uk, May 16, 2023
More than 100 leading journalists from around the world, including Ted Verity of the Mail, have called for the release of Hong Kong democracy campaigner and publisher Jimmy Lai (pictured). In a landmark and encouraging joint statement in favour of the detained British media mogul, they have joined Reporters Without Borders. Editors from all of the UK's major newspapers, including Chris Evans of The Daily Telegraph, Tony Gallagher of The Times, Victoria Newton of The Sun, Alison Phillips of the Daily Mirror, and Katharine Viner of The Guardian.

Ex-BBC chairman Richard Sharp has been chastised for the cartoon, according to the Guardian editor

www.dailymail.co.uk, May 3, 2023
The Guardian's editor has written to apologize to the ex-BBC chairman who was embroiled in a controversy over a'sickening' cartoon in the paper. Katharine Viner has been threatened to resign over a publicity picture that depicted Richard Sharp, a Jew, with "outsized grotesque features." She has also agreed to speak with the UK's top Jewish body to 'discuss their worries.' The Board of Deputies of British Jews said yesterday that they would also have "other examples of questionable production." It was drawn by cartoonist Martin Rowson and featured the ex-Goldman Sachs banker, Rishi Sunak's head, and what seemed to be gold coins.
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