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.
Earlier we spoke Tony Burnett who was the head of diversity and inclusion for West Midlands Police between 2018 and 2021.
We spoke to the shadow climate change secretary Ed Miliband about the government’s onshore wind farm rule changes.
We spoke to former energy minister Chris Skidmore.
Cathy Newman spoke to the newly-elected President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Muyiwa Oki. At 32, he is the youngest and first Black president of the institution. Cathy began by asking him why more architects aren’t involved in the provision of social housing?
Cathy sat down with the policing minister Chris Philp. She began by asking him whether allowing senior officers rather than independent lawyers chair misconduct hearings was simply letting police mark their own homework?
We spoke to John Abraham, a climate scientist and Professor at the University of St.Thomas in the United States, and asked him to what extent hurricanes like the one we’re seeing in Florida are caused by rising temperatures in the oceans.
We spoke to Bryn Hughes. He worked as a prison officer for 25 years – and had to carry defendants into the dock.
Candace Rondeaux is director of the Future Frontlines programme at the New America Foundation and an expert on the Wagner group.
Mikhail Kasyanov is a Russian opposition politician who was previously Prime Minister under Vladimir Putin.
The schoolchildren saved from a broken cable car in Pakistan yesterday say their rescue was a miracle.
We’re joined by Natia Seskuria – a Russia analyst from the Royal United Services Institute, RUSI.
We speak to Dr Namrata Goswami – an author and professor based in Alabama who specialises in space policy and international relations.
We were joined by Angela Stent, author of ‘Putin’s World: Russia against the West’.
We’re joined from Moscow by Nina Khrushcheva – Professor of International Affairs at the New School in New York and granddaughter of the former Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev.
We spoke to Helen Hayes – Shadow Minister for Children & Early Years about children in care.