Kate Irene Gosselin (née Kreider; born March 28, 1975) is an American television personality. Gosselin achieved national recognition on the reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8, in which she and her then-husband Jon Gosselin are profiled as they raise their atypical family of sextuplets and twins.
Kate Gosselin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the second of five children to Charlene and Kenton Kreider. Her father is a pastor. She became a Registered Nurse after completing a diploma program at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, Pennsylvania. Gosselin then worked as a labor and delivery nurse at Reading Hospital until 2004.