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.
We spoke to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, about mistrust of the coronavirus vaccine.
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Dame Louise Casey led the scheme to arrange temporary accommodation for thousands of rough sleepers at the start of the pandemic. Now, with most of the country likely to face Covid restrictions for many more months, she says the government must “resurrect a sense of kindness and giving” to help people struggling in the “tough…
We spoke to Paul Maynard, the Conservative MP for Blackpool North, which has been placed in Tier 3.
Cathy Newman got a few minutes with the chancellor,
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A growing number of Conservative MPs, including the former international development secretary, Andrew Mitchell, have condemned plans by the Treasury to suspend the government’s long standing target to spend 0.7% of gross national income on overseas aid. Ministers have said it is “legitimate” to look for savings when the pandemic has put public finances under…
We were joined by two Conservative MPs.
Pro-democracy politicians in Hong Kong have resigned en-masse, after four of their colleagues were expelled from the city’s legislature.
We’re joined by Tim Montgomerie, a Conservative commentator and activist who was briefly a special advisor to the prime minister.
We spoke to Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a Democrat from Oakland, California. We began by asking her if she had spoken to her friend and colleague Kamala Harris since the election win.
We’re joined by Professor Andrew Pollard, director of the Oxford vaccine group. The group’s vaccine candidate is in the third stage of clinical trials.
We’re joined by Sir Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust. He also serves on the government’s scientific advisory group Sage.
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