Kate Oates is a television producer, who became Coronation Street's new producer in April 2016, taking over from Stuart Blackburn with her first credited episode being Episode 8968 (15th August 2016).
Born in Nottingham, she attended Warwick University, where she graduated with an English and Theatre degree. Her first job was as a researcher for Germaine Greer and she then worked as the script editor on the revamped Crossroads until 2003. She then produced The Archers for seven years until 2010. Her next role was as story editor on Emmerdale, then producer for the same programme for four years, with a short period in-between (from 2012 to 2013) as assistant producer of Coronation Street.