In 1994, Kate Garraway joined the South edition of ITV News Central on ITV Central as a production journalist, reporter and news presenter. In 1996, she became co-presenter of the South East edition of ITV News Meridian on ITV Meridian, she was “talent spotted” by a boss who viewed Kate Garraway presenting a three-minute bulletin on ITV Central.
In 1997, Kate Garraway gained national exposure on BBC News 24, when she presented such stories as the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. In 1998, Kate Garraway joined Sunrise on Sky News with Martin Stanford.
Kate Garraway joined GMTV in September 2000 co-presenting GMTV Today with Andrew Castle each Fridays (and Thursdays later on). Kate Garraway eventually went on to share presenting duties with Fiona Phillips and Emma Crosby. In 2009, when GMTV relaunched, she co-hosted the programme with Ben Shephard, presenting on Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays. During Kate Garraway’s time at GMTV, she had also co-presented with Eamonn Holmes, John Stapleton, Emma Crosby and Dan Lobb. Kate Garraway presented her final show on 31 August 2010.
She became entertainment editor of Daybreak on ITV Breakfast in September 2010. On 6 December 2011, she took over from Christine Bleakley as the main presenter on an interim basis. On 4 May 2012, it was announced Lorraine Kelly would become the permanent replacement for Bleakley in September 2012. On 3 August 2012, it was revealed that Kate Garraway had signed a new contract to present each Friday in Lorraine Kelly’s absence. On 15 February 2014, it was announced Kelly would additionally front the Friday edition of Lorraine.
On 3 March 2014, it was revealed that Daybreak would be axed and replaced with Good Morning Britain which Kate Garraway currently co-presents on Friday mornings alongside Ben Shephard. However, with these changes, came the news that Lorraine Kelly would be presenting Lorraine five days a week, meaning that Kate Garraway no longer continued to present Lorraine Kelly’s show on Fridays. She hosted her final Daybreak and Lorraine shows on 25 April 2014 ahead of joining Good Morning Britain the following month. Since joining Good Morning Britain, Garraway’s appearances on Lorraine have stopped.
Kate Garraway presented The National Lottery Draws on BBC One from 2014 until 2015.