As the face of your event or the voice of your brand, Katie Overy exudes passion, professionalism and a lot of personality.
With vast experience appearing in front of a diverse range of audiences, across a multitude of local and international brands, Katie currently hosts DXB Today, a daily show on Dubai One TV and previously presented Studio Expo, a daily live TV show on Dubai One TV and Expo TV.
Originally from the UK, Katie moved to Dubai in 2008 and immersed herself in the city’s media and events scene. A natural performer with a vibrant personality, she is quick-witted and friendly, holding her own with any audience.
Katie is a confident, quick-witted presenter with a warm and engaging personality, which is apparent in her presenting style.
Taking direction easily and quickly, Katie exudes a natural presence in front of the camera ensuring a perfect end result; whether it be live television, an interview or a simple piece to camera.
Gala dinners, media and product launches, end of year celebrations, award ceremonies, team building activities and sports & fitness events... you name it, Katie has MC’d it!
Including the first LVMH Watch Week, Men’s Health & Women’s Health ME Excellence Awards, Cosmo ME Beauty Awards, Time Out Dubai Kids Awards, MEPRA Awards, Bloomberg Square Mile Relay, Nike NTC Tour Dubai and various media launches for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Canon, Microsoft, Tag Heuer and Marriott International.
With a voice adaptable to meet the personality of any brand, Katie has lent her voice locally to various brands including Cadbury’s, Schweppes, Bloomingdales, Uber, IKEA, du, Emirates NBD and Zero Gravity.
Internationally, Katie is currently the voice of RBS & Natwest Bank’s AI Customer Service 'Digital Human', Cora, (currently in testing mode) and popular YouTube channels Nicki Swift and The List.
Aside from radio commercials, Katie can also voice TVCs, online videos, corporate reads, explainer videos, IVRs and audiobooks.
Katie has a professional home studio, meaning she is ready to record when you are!
That Grief Relief Podcast
THE DUBAI PODCAST FINDING THE LIGHT IN DISCUSSING GRIEF
Grief is sadly something that everyone will experience in their life, but why is it so taboo to discuss? That Grief Relief Podcast with Katie Overy is making difficult conversations possible, with a light-hearted, humourous and open approach to grief and everything that comes with it
April 2021, Dubai, UAE: Following her own experiences of deep loss, after the death of her parents in quick succession, presenter Katie Overy created That Grief Relief Podcast to open conversations around grief and ultimately, help others. Understanding that everybody will experience some form of grief in their life, this Dubai-based podcast answers those difficult questions, while adding light humour and even making listeners smile.
Finding that humour was the best way of coping through such an immensely dark time for her and her family, Katie wanted to acknowledge that there is a way to grieve that isn’t all about sadness. Having initially started the podcast as a way to share her own stories, her infectious personality and laughter made others feel comfortable enough to tell their stories, in turn creating an outlet for many to laugh, cry and feel joy through their grief.
Featuring a new guest from around the world in each episode, including well-known faces from the region and internationally, the podcast tackles the previously unmentionable topic of grief with an open and funny outlook.
That Grief Relief Podcast isn’t just regarding the loss of a loved one, it delves into other types of loss, from the loss of a relationship, a job or even a lifestyle change. It aims to open the listeners’ minds to how they think and cope with grief, finding
Katie Overy, creator of That Grief Relief Podcast, said: “Approaching grief openly with positivity and even humour has always been the best remedy for me and my family. It pains me to see so many people in the region feel they can’t open up about the way they feel, which can cause further mental health issues. I want to use my experience as a crutch for others, removing the stigma behind talking about pain and hurt and finally making it a discussion for all.”
“Whether you have been personally affected by loss or you want advice on how to help others who are going through it, this podcast is there to be a friend, sat waiting with a cup of coffee, ready to help relieve the load.”
Episodes include a woman who has ‘mourned’ her mother even though she is still alive, a person grieving the ‘death’ of their long-term relationship, a man who set up an online miscarriage support community for fathers so they have an outlet for their grief and support and, as the podcast evolves into mental health in general, Katie speaks to therapists, healers and a mental health in the workplace specialist.
Katie continued: “I have already received an overwhelming reception from the first episodes. It has been incredibly heart-warming receiving feedback on how people have found the stories so relatable and how much comfort they have felt from listening.
“The podcast’s popularity and reception has spurred me to try and grow it as much as possible and find more extraordinary people who have travelled through their own grief hurdle, no matter where they are on that journey. I actively encourage people who are willing to openly share their stories and in turn, make talking about these subjects a whole lot easier for others.”
If you would like to share your story please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie started her radio career covering sporting events on Dubai Eye 103.8fm such as the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens and the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. She was also a regular panel member on Dubai Eye’s weekly sports programme, ‘The Grill’, before moving on to hosting the weekend show on Dubai 92.
Katie then became part of the launch team for a new UAE radio network, Shock Middle East, having hosted the breakfast show on 97.8 Dance FM and the mid-morning show on Heart 107.1.
Katie is an excellent MC who manages to create a positive atmosphere in no-time. She has been working with Rolls-Royce for two consequent years and has never failed to deliver an outstanding journey for our guests.
Regional Marketing Manager, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited
She was the ultimate professional - engaging, gracious, articulate and possesses a wonderful stage presence – we look forward to working with her on future events
Director of Events, Platinum by DG Events, Dubai
Katie has an enthusiastic, larger than life personality that she brings on stage with her; she played host elegantly well at our Exclusive Agency Club event for three consecutive years and we'd recommend her to anyone who's in search for a beautiful, lively host.
Head of Marketing, dubizzle
Absolutely loved working with Katie for the N+TC Tour Dubai! We were very happy to see how she was able to grasp the essence of the brand and details of the event and bring it on with so much passion and charisma.
MC’ing a six-hour event with 1,000 girls was definitely not an easy thing, but her energy and liveliness was just amazing. This was the first time we had worked with Katie, but would definitely love to work with her again and again!
Communications Manager, Distributors, Nike Inc.
We made an international announcement in Dubai and Katie was the perfect host to interact & engage on stage with our key protagonists.
We as a team absolutely loved working with Katie. She was very witty, dynamic and brought a real professional touch to the event.
I look forward to working with her in the future.
Marketing Manager, TAG Heuer Middle East
Katie is quick on the uptake and understood our requirements very well. She was a charming and vivacious MC for our event, and infused it with a lot of positive energy.
Regional Manager - Middle East, TATA Motors
CANDICE HOWE, OWNER
REEBOK CROSSFIT LIFESPARK
Katie was the ideal MC for four consecutive years. Her comfortable blend of commentary and crowd engagement was perfect. She effortlessly mans the competition floor over the two-day event with high energy and enthusiasm every year
LAOISE MALLOY, PR MANAGER
JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS, DUBAI
Katie hosted a cooking competition between the region's two top culinary magazines and our Michelin starred celebrity chef, Atul Kochhar. She was undoubtedly a brilliant asset to the event; very natural and charismatic, keeping pace and driving engagement with personable interviews, astute commentary and humorous observations. She is a consummate professional and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her
THE MAX FACTOR TEAM
MSL GROUP MIDDLE EAST
We are pleased to have worked with the talented Katie Overy for our 'No Extreme Measures' event. Katie really won the crowd over and made our event the success that it was