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 Linda Bauld, professor of public health at the University of Edinburgh.
We spoke to Prof Anthony Harnden, the deputy chair of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.
Healthy adults aged under 30 in the UK will be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine, after evidence suggesting it could be linked to a very rare form of blood clot.
Since Monday when we broke the story that senior sources involved in Britain’s vaccine programme were so concerned about the number of younger people reporting blood clots after getting the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine that they might change the advice on who should take it, the country has been awaiting this crucial announcement. Over the weekend…
The UK’s mass vaccination roll-out is one of the fastest and most successful in the world. It relies heavily on supplies of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, after the government ordered 100 million doses. And so far, the UK has not joined a number of other countries which have stopped the jab for younger people – amid…
We were joined by the government’s former chief scientific adviser, Professor Sir Mark Walport, who’s now a member of the SAGE advisory group.
We spoke to Professor Sir Mark Walport.
We were joined by Conservative MP Robert Halfon, who chairs the Commons Education committee.
Earlier we spoke to Professor of Public Health Linda Bauld and started by asking her about the relative risks of getting a blood clot from the vaccine.
We were joined by the Right Reverend Dr Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham.
We reported earlier on attempts to win round people who are proving reluctant to get the Covid vaccine. But it’s not confined to any particular age or ethnic group.
We speak to the Inspector of Constabulary, Matt Parr.
One thousand and one days, from conception to age two – these are the days which lay “the foundations for lifelong emotional and physical wellbeing”. So says the government, which has published its review of early years care in England. Proposals include so-called “family hubs”. But critics have pointed out that these follow 10 years…
Conservative MP Sir Charles Walker is a member of the Commons Liaison Committee, which is responsible for questioning the prime minister about policy.
We spoke to Immigration Minister Chris Philp.