Kate Thornton Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 03 Aug, 2017
Facts of Kate Thornton
Date of Birth: 1973 , February-7
Age: 48 years old
Birth Nation: England
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Kate Thornton
Birth Name Kate Louise Thronton
Nick Name Dennis Thornton
Father Sandra Thornton
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Cheltenham
Ethnicity White
Profession Journalist
Net Worth $1.4 million
Eye Color Drack brown
Hair Color Drack brown
Face Color White
Married Yes
Married to Darren Emerson (20042011)
Books Inhuman Condition, Five Versus the Rest of the
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Kate Thornton is one of the popular English journalist as well as television presenters, best known as the first presenter of the famous reality show X-Factor. She also gained a name as well as fame while working for the magazine Smash Hits

Early life and education

Kate Thornton was born as Kate Louise Thronton on February 7, 1973, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. She belongs to white ethnicity and holds a British nationality.  

In an interview with The Sun, Thornton told that She has joined a college to continue her education.


Kate Thornton began her career as an editorial assistant of Sunday Mirror in 1992. Later in 1995, she transferred to the Daily Mirror with her own daily entertainment column.

Her skillful and hard work resulted in her promotion as an editor of magazine Smash Hits.

Thornton started to work on television with her first debut on ITV current affair program Straight Up. She also served as a presenter and host in several series.

Thornton was the first who present the UK series of The X Factor which gained her a new height of success. Later, she anchored in ITV’s daytime series Loose Women in rotation with Andrea McLean.

Thronton, then became a regular stand-in presenter on This Morning followed by the first series of 71 Degrees North along with Gethin Jones.

In 2012 Thronton made her guest appearance in Lorraine. She also worked on BBC Two’s gravity games, Channel 4’s Women: Naked Truth Honest and Sky 1’s Breast Uncupped.   

Besides television and magazines, Thronton has been engaged in radio too. In 2002, she presented various programs for BBC radio 2 and also wrote a radio documentary From Band to Brand in 2004.

Likewise, Thronton is a successful journalist leading her successful career.

Personal life

Kate Thronton is currently single. Previously, she dated DJ Darren since 2004. After several years of their dating, the couple finally got engaged in 2007.

The duo is blessed with a son together namely Ben on May 13, 2008. However, she split up in 2011 which she revealed publicly in February.

These days, she is fully focused on her career and education which leaves her no time to be in any other affairs.

Net worth

Kate Thronton is well paid as a journalist and a Television presenter. According to the salary statics of 2017, her net worth is recorded to be $1.4 million. She has well maintained her life style through the amount she earned.


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