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Kate Rodger

Kate Rodger is TV3’s Newshub Entertainment Editor and Film reviewer, a twenty-year career filing film and pop culture content across all of Three’s primetime, morning and late shows and a regular host on The Project desk.
Her job takes her all over the world covering film premieres and awards ceremonies, visiting movie sets, shooting interviews and filing stories. She has crossed live from the Oscars and the BAFTAs, has covered the Cannes, Toronto, Sundance and Doha Film Festivals and several Royal Premieres in London. Her celebrity rollcall of A-list interviews includes Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, The Rock, Jane Fonda and Robin Williams and she has some impressive behind-the scenes anecdotes in her diaries.
Kate was recently invited to become a voting member of the Hollywood-based Critics Choice Association; she is a Rotten Tomatoes accredited critic, and the local film industry awarded her their special Industry Award for Excellence in 2018.
She hosted her own half hour local film show Reel Late with Kate and is a passionate supporter of local film and filmmakers, pushing for mainstream broadcast and digital coverage of New Zealand releases. She has acted as a judge, host and ambassador for film competitions, festivals and awards evenings, including the 48Hour Film Festival, Show Me Shorts, Tropfest and the Documentary Edge Festival.
Alongside her broadcast work Kate has gathered extensive experience as a corporate MC, speaker and interviewer, hosting black tie awards evenings, corporate and industry conferences and moderated speaker events.
Born in Fiji, her family returned to Aotearoa to start school, living first in Taranaki then Auckland. Kate began her career as a radio broadcaster before heading offshore to live and work in the UK and the US, travelling extensively through Europe and the Middle East before returning home to work at TV3/Three where she’s been for the past two decades.
When she’s not on the telly or in a cinema, she’s a full-time working mother. Her son has a growing collection of Star Wars memorabilia, courtesy of his nerdy mother. There is no truth to the rumour that 80% of his collection pre-dates his birth by some years.