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 14 July 2016
Labour leadership must stand up to intimidation and abuse

When I interviewed Johanna Baxter, a member of Labour¿s ruling National Executive Committee, last night, it was clear to me how upset she was about the abuse and intimidation she says she¿s received.

post 07 July 2016
From strident columnist - to the very heart of government?

As Michael Gove fights for the Conservative party leadership - and the job of PM - his previous life as a newspaper columnist is raising concerns about the range of views he's expressed in the past.

post 14 April 2016
Sexism and the sisterhood in the corridors of power

Female journalists at Westminster should speak out about the sexism they encounter - I wish I had.

post 29 January 2016
Barbie's long-awaited make over

Finally toy manufacturers appear to be waking up to the idea that make-believe has got to be a little more believable. Mattel has belatedly tumbled to the potential link between falling sales and its

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?