Cathy Newman is the first female main presenter of Channel 4 News.
She joined the programme in 2006 and has broadcast a string of scoops, including allegations of violent abuse against the British barrister John Smyth, sexual harassment allegations against the Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard, and an investigation into a British sex offender, Simon Harris, which saw him jailed for 17 years.
Previously Cathy spent over a decade working in Fleet Street, latterly with the Financial Times.
Her book - Bloody Brilliant Women: Pioneers, Revolutionaries & Geniuses Your History Teacher Forgot to Mention - about female pioneers in 20th century Britain, was published in autumn 2018.
Her second book, It Takes Two: A History of the Couples Who Dared To Be Different, is published on October 15, 2020.
In her spare time, Cathy is a keen amateur violinist, and plays in The Statutory Instruments quartet with members of parliament and Westminster staff.
In 2000, Cathy won the prestigious Laurence Stern Fellowship, spending four months at the Washington Post.
She is married with two children.
Joining us now from north London is Helen Wildbore and Consultant Geriatrician Prof Martin Vernon.
We spoke to the leader of Newcastle City Council, Nick Forbes and Kim McGuinness the Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner.
Its corporate motto is “do the right thing” – but from allegations of promoting fake news and extremism, to claims of tax avoidance – Google is finding it hard to match its reputation to that ideal.
The microbiologist Prof Alan McNally, who helped set up the Lighthouse diagnostic labs network to support the fight against Covid, joined us from Birmingham.
We were joined from Dublin by the Fine Gael TD and spokesperson on Brexit, Neale Richmond.
We spoke to the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford – and began by asking whether he was celebrating, because this is being billed as the biggest transfer of power in the history of devolution.
We are joined by the SNP’s Westminster leader, Ian Blackford, who caused something of a furore after calling Boris Johnson a “barefaced liar” in the Commons.
We started by asking whether the prime minister’s ambitious moonshot testing plan was as achievable as putting a man on the moon?
We spoke to Sir Bob Neill – the Conservative MP who asked the question of Brandon Lewis that prompted the Minister’s admission.
We spoke to Jeremy Hunt – the former Health Secretary – who’s now chair of the Commons Health Committee.
I spoke to Joshua Wong who is one of the leaders of the protest movement in Hong Kong.
If the aims of the latest Extinction Rebellion protests overnight were to get publicity and provoke a backlash, they worked.
We’re joined by Elisabetta Groppelli – a virologist and a lecturer in Global Health at St George’s Medical School in London.
Caitlin Moran addresses the challenges of entering middle age in her new book ‘More than a Woman’.
We spoke to Julia Gillard on her new book of conversations with women leaders, and about sexism – with some quite colourful language involved.