Kate Rodger

Distinguished Career in Entertainment Journalism:

  • Renowned for a 20-year career with TV3, Kate Rodger has become a pivotal figure in New Zealand's entertainment journalism.

  • Regularly features across prime time, morning, and late shows on Three, and is a familiar face on The Project.

Global Footprint in Film Reporting:

  • Travels globally to cover major film premieres, awards ceremonies, and movie sets, bringing exclusive content to New Zealand audiences.

  • Notable for live coverage from prestigious events like the Oscars, BAFTAs, and multiple international film festivals.

Accolades and Recognitions:

  • Recently inducted as a voting member of the Hollywood-based Critics Choice Association, affirming her standing in international film criticism.

  • Honoured with the Industry Award for Excellence in 2018, testament to her contributions to the local film industry.

Supporter of Local Cinema and Filmmakers:

  • Advocates for New Zealand's film industry, promoting local releases through mainstream and digital channels.

  • Actively involved in the film community, serving as judge and host at various film festivals and events.

Versatile Media Professional:

  • Host of her own show 'Reel Late with Kate,' highlighting her expertise in film critique.

  • Brings her dynamic presence to corporate events as an experienced MC, speaker, and interviewer.

Global Experience and Personal Life:

  • Began her career in radio broadcasting in Fiji before venturing to the UK and the US, gaining international experience.

  • Balances her professional achievements with her role as a full-time working mum, epitomising commitment and versatility.

Just In: Kate Rodger's Film Review

"Next Goal Wins" by Taika Waititi: A Review by Kate Rodger Date: 25/11/2023

Kate Rodger recently reviewed "Next Goal Wins," Taika Waititi's film based on the true story of an underdog football team. The film showcases a stellar cast, including Michael Fassbender and Kaimana, depicting a heartwarming story of ambition and cultural identity. Despite a departure from Waititi's typical style, the film's narrative charm and engaging performances have earned it four stars from Rodger, solidifying its status as a must-watch. Full review at newshub.

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