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Melissa Louise Kite (born 1972) is a journalist, and current columnist for The Spectator and GQ.[1][2][3] She has also written articles for several other newspapers, including the Daily Mail,[4] and was deputy political editor of The Sunday Telegraph until March 2011.[5] She appeared as a panelist on the 22 March 2012 edition of the BBC television programme Question Time which was broadcast from the coastal town of Grimsby in North East Lincolnshire.

In March 2013, she published Real Life: One Woman’s Guide to Love, Men and Other Everyday Disasters, based partly on her personal experience of an abusive relationship.[6]

In 2015, Kite's memoir The Art of Not Having it All was published by St. Martin's Press.

In April 2019 she appeared on Channel 4 News alongside Peter Oborne. She accused him of lying about voting for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union after Oborne claimed he had changed his mind.


  • Kite, Melissa (2012). Real Life: One Woman’s Guide to Love, Men and Other Everyday Disasters. London: Constable & Robinson.
  • Kite, Melissa (2015). The Art of Not Having it All. London: St. Martin's Press.


  1. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Episode from 22 March 2012". Question Time. BBC. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Melissa Kite". The Spectator. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Melissa Kite". Daily Mail. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Melissa Kite". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  6. ^ Kite, Melissa (3 March 2013). "'I was bullied by the man I loved': When Melissa Kite fell for a high-flying banker, she thought she'd found her dream man – but their relationship turned into a nightmare..." Daily Mail. Retrieved 3 March 2013.

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