Katya Adler's Married Life With Husband Overshadowed By Her BBC Career? Glimpse On Her Family Details

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Katya Adler's Married Life With Husband Overshadowed By Her BBC Career? Glimpse On Her Family Details

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth May 03, 1972
  • Age 49 Years, 4 Months
  • Nationality British, Germany
  • Profession Journalist
  • Religion Jewish
  • Ethnicity/Race White
  • Children/Kids Two
  • Relationship Status Single
  • Divorce/Split Not Yet
  • Boyfriend Not Known
  • Net Worth Not Disclosed
  • Education University of Bristol
  • Height/ How Tall? 5 Feet 8 Inches (1.72 Meters)
  • Weight N/A
  • Lesbian No

British journalist and editor for BBC, Katya Adler's successful professional life has overpowered her off-the-radar personal life so far. More than two decades ago, Katya started making inroads in her journalism career, working for broadcasters across Europe.


A post shared by Katya Adler (@bbckat)

BBC Journalist's Professional Life Overshadows Private Life

Katya first began journalism at the Austrian equivalent of the BBC. During an interview with the Radio Times, Adler shared several instances that she had to experience in her career- 

"I’ve witnessed wars in the Balkans, the growing pains of German reunification, the introduction of the euro, and the rebirth of Europe’s former Soviet states, all of them yearning to join the European Union. I’ve lived through the euro crisis in Spain and watched it ravage friends’ finances and the future of their families."

She further added-

"From the colorful, music festival-like gatherings hosted by Italy’s new pop star politicians to hard-hitting anti-migrant patrols in Hungary, I met the Europeans from all walks of life dragging this continent to a crossroads....I have a breadth of experience as a war reporter too, covering wars in Lebanon, Gaza, Kosovo as well as Mexico´s Drug Wars, also terror attacks in Jordan, Israel, Paris, Brussels, and Madrid."

Katya Adler in Hungary with László Toroczkai, a far-right leader (Photo:- Radiotimes.com)

Her contribution to the British media is out in the open, and there is no denying that this lady deserves the recognition that she has garnered until this date.

Further, In June 2017, Adler one of the co-hosts of a BBC podcast called the Brexitcast, and in September 2019, the podcast became a regular television show on BBC1. 

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Her Professional Journey 

Katya is multilinguistic and has fluency in five different languages: English, German, Italian, French, and Spanish. Arabic and Hebrew are the other two languages that she is eloquent to the working abilities. 

Her fluency in German and Italian came from her time at the University of Bristol, where she studied these languages. While still at university, she worked as a freelancer for The Times, Reuters, and Blue Danube Radio.

After graduation in 1995, she began working for ORF. Three years later, she joined the BBC in Vienna. And in 2003, she was assigned to Madrid as its Chief Correspondent.

Less than a decade after being appointed the BBC's Middle East correspondent, Katya got promoted to the BBC's Europe editor, succeeding Gavin Hewitt. In July 2017, the London native was awarded honorary doctorate degrees from Bristol University and the University of London.

Back in  2012, she was a Prix Europa Nominee for her work in Spain’s Stolen Babies. For the same job, she was also an International current affairs award runner-up in 2012.

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Katya elevated her status from being a nominee to winning Television Journalism Award in 2016, courtesy of her work in the Children of War series. Her career kept on gaining height when she was recognized as 'One of the top 20 most influential women in Brussels' in 2017.

The BBC  journalist continued her winning streak with Broadcaster of the Year in 2018 for her Brexit coverage. The award was fitting as people turned up to her honest journalism to find important news about complex Brexit. Besides, she also shed light on the vital issue going on in Europe. 

Is Katya Adler Married? 

Adler is a married woman and has three children. Not much is known about her husband and children, as she has never let her married life hit the limelight. Her social media also shows no signs of her family. However, on 6 April 2020, Adler shared a snippet of a poem- ‘The Stolen Orange’ by Brian Patten recited by her and her daughter Sofia.


A post shared by Katya Adler (@bbckat)

Apart from that, Adler only shares the professional aspects of her life on her social media.