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 were joined by the former cabinet minister Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg.
We spoke to the Foreign Secretary James Cleverly.
The broadcasting regulator Ofcom has begun an investigation into Tuesday evening’s GB News programme in which actor turned activist Laurence Fox launched a sexist rant against a female journalist and the programme’s host Dan Wootton laughed along with him.
Earlier Cathy spoke to London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan and began by asking for his reaction to Elianne’s death.
We’re joined by Chris Packham, presenter of a host of nature and wildlife programmes and a conservation and climate campaigner – and Lord Goldsmith, the Conservative peer and environmentalist.
Earlier we spoke to Labour MP, Peter Kyle who was recently appointed as Shadow Science, Innovation and Technology Secretary.
We speak to Environment Secretary Therese Coffey to discuss what the government is doing to tackle the biodiversity crisis.
We spoke to Wokingham’s Conservative MP Sir John Redwood a little earlier and began by asking whether he was in favour of a cut in inheritance tax.
It’s back home after seven years away, and with four billion miles on the clock. The Osiris Rex mission has touched down in Utah carrying its unusual cargo. Dust and debris from an asteroid that could reveal the secrets of life itself. Scientists from around the world will now get to examine the dust –…
Misan Harriman has won worldwide acclaim for his work as a photographer and activist, taking portraits of high profile names including Angelina Jolie, Jay Z and Harry and Meghan. He’s debuting his new short film at this year’s BFI Film Festival.
We spoke to the Labour West Yorkshire mayor Tracy Brabin and the Conservative MP Greg Smith, who’s described HS2 as a financial catastrophe. We started by asking Greg Smith if he supported axing the second leg of the high speed railway.
We spoke to former sub-postmistress Janet Skinner, who was falsely accused of theft and jailed for nine months in 2007.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan is in New York where world leaders are gathering for the United Nations General Assembly which starts tomorrow.
Until very recently, telling people you believe in flying saucers or extra-terrestrials might have raised a few eyebrows.
It’s seen as a barometer of the health of the high street. So today when John Lewis posted a pre-tax loss of 59 million pounds between February and July this year, and said its recovery plan will take two years longer, it’s not a good omen.