Cathrine Kobayashi is a newsanchor for NEWSLINE on NHK World. She reports the news from 8am Japan time.
Oginially from Vancover, Canada, she would come to Japan during summer break to work as a race queen model for Formula Japan. Wanting to learn more about her Japanese roots, she decided to come back and ended up doing various jobs, such as reporting entertainment news for InterFM, being a reporter for NHK and TV Asahi and working on SmaSTATION! with SMAP's Shingo Katori before landing her current role on NEWSLINE.
In addition, she has written a book called "Better English with Catherine", which was also featured as a podcast on InterFM.