Katie Stallard-Blanchette is a journalist and fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.
Previously based in Beijing as head of Sky News' Asia Bureau, she travelled to Pyongyang and the DMZ, into the disputed waters of the South China Sea, and to the front line of the battle for the southern Philippines city of Marawi, where she reported under sniper fire from ISIS-linked militants.
Before moving to China, she was based in Moscow, Russia, where she led the channel's coverage of the Maidan Revolution in Kiev, the annexation of Crimea, and the conflict in east Ukraine.
She has experience reporting from more than twenty countries so far, and a proven inability to say no to foot-based endurance challenges her friends think are bonkers, such as marathons in Siberia, Mongolia, the DMZ, and a nascent love of ultra-marathons, ideally on muddy trails.
Katie grew up in the Scottish Highlands, and has a first class honours degree from University College London.
She is currently working on a book about the use of wartime history in China, Russia, and North Korea.