Cathy Newman

Cathy Newman joined Channel 4 News in January 2006.

Cathy Newman presents Channel 4 News.

She spent over a decade in Fleet Street, latterly with the Financial Times. Since joining Channel 4 News in 2006 she has broadcast a string of investigations and scoops, including harassment allegations against the Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard. She also writes about politics for the Telegraph.


post 26 October 2015
FGM is outlawed in Britain, so why are women at risk denied asylum?

This week a legal duty will come into force requiring teachers and doctors to report cases of FGM. Yet Britain is still refusing to give refuge to women who say they're at risk of being mutilated.

article 11 September 2015 UK
Philip Hammond: student migration target risks UK reputation

In a letter made available to Channel 4 News the foreign secretary warns David Cameron that including students in net migration figures causes "immense damage" to Britain.

post 10 September 2015
When does a compliment about a woman become sexism?

To some, barrister Charlotte Proudman has provided a welcome insight into low-level sexism. To others, she's a "Feminazi" who can't accept an innocent tribute to her good looks.

post 24 August 2015
We need to talk about girls' mental health

Since when did being a girl become such a worry? New research from Girlguiding suggests we should all be very, well, anxious about a plethora of anxieties afflicting our teenagers.

post 30 July 2015
'I feel less of a woman': living with FGM

The inspirational Dr Comfort Momoh has been supporting the victims of FGM for years, giving her patients hope for a new life.

post 24 July 2015
Is Andy Burnham really the best bet to see off Jeremy Corbyn?

Lord Falconer thinks Andy Burnham has the best chance of seeing off Jeremy Corbyn's challenge to be Labour leader. But Burnham's pitch to voters is no clearer than his female rivals'.

post 16 July 2015
Instagram makes curvy a dirty word

Instagram has ruled that the hashtag curvy is offensive. But surely it's a word that celebrates a woman's natural, healthy beauty.

post 09 July 2015
Lionising England's female football heroes

England's women football squad have put in the most successful World Cup performance since 1966. Now they're back on home turf, and say they "can't stop smiling".

post 29 June 2015
Geri Halliwell on the enduring power of Audrey Hepburn

God, the film maker Billy Wilder once remarked, had kissed Audrey Hepburn on the cheek. Wandering round the National Portrait Gallery's new exhibition of photographs of the film star, "Portraits of an

article 16 June 2015 World, United States
Rachel Dolezal parents
Rachel Dolezal parents: 'She is not at peace'

Following Rachel Dolezal's comments on NBC, her parents Larry and Ruthanne Dolezal hit back in an interview with Cathy Newman on Channel 4 News saying that she is lying.

post 15 June 2015
What would you do if you only had weeks to live?

Moira Dixon is 53 and has just weeks to live. And although she says she feels "sad all the time", her decision to "live in the now" has brought unexpected happiness.

post 11 June 2015
Sir Tim Hunt comments: just a little bit sexist?

Sir Tim Hunt hasn't quit because a baying mob demanded it. He's quit because his university couldn't stomach the sexism of his remarks about "girls" in the lab.

article 05 June 2015 World
Chrissy Chambers: I am a victim of revenge porn

YouTuber Chrissy Chambers tells Channel 4 News she felt "the world collapse around her" when she found out explicit videos of her had been posted online.

post 26 May 2015
Tampons should not be taxed. Period.

Australia appears to be leading the way in abolishing the so-called "tampon tax" - so why does the UK taxman still class "sanitary products" as "luxuries"?

post 14 May 2015
Women in Labour: will this pregnant pause ever end?

Despite a commitment to women's rights from the outset, the Labour party has yet to have a female leader. Could that be about to change?

post 07 May 2015
The exit poll - kicking off a night to remember

I was expecting surprises. But I thought I knew what kind of surprises. That exit poll left me momentarily stunned, and the guys in the graphics department so gobsmacked it took them a while to punch

post 20 April 2015
Will Milimania end the way Cleggmania did?

Labour spinners frantically retweeting the hen party selfies (#Ed #henparty #adorable #lovely) should remember what happened to Cleggmania in the privacy of the ballot box.

article 30 March 2015 Politics
George Osborne interviewed by Cathy Newman on Channel 4 News
Is Osborne committed to extra 30bn for NHS by 2020?

Chancellor George Osborne tells Channel 4 News his party is committed to the NHS. Does that include the extra 30bn a year for the service by 2020 promised by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt?

article 28 March 2015 UK
Max Levitas
Max Levitas: from fighting fascists to fighting the council

Max Veritas, 99, fought Oswald Mosley's fascists in Cable Street nearly eighty years ago. Now he is fighting again - a demand for 25,000 from his local council.