Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Kate Webb (24 March 1943 – May 13, 2007) was a New Zealand-born Australian foreign correspondent for UPI and Agence France Presse.
Born Catherine Merrial Webb in Christchurch, New Zealand, Webb moved to Canberra, Australia with her family while still a child. She graduated from the University of Melbourne, then left to work for the Sydney Daily Mirror. In 1967 she quit the paper and travelled to Vietnam to cover the escalating war. Webb was soon hired by UPI and earned a reputation as a hard-drinking, chain-smoking war correspondent:
Webb retired to the Hunter Valley in 2001. She died of bowel cancer on 13 May 2007.
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