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 Pat Cullen, General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing.
It was notable today that many of Nicola Sturgeon’s political adversaries paid tribute to her skill as a politician; a grudging respect that the woman, who started off as a self-described ‘austere’ teenage activist in working-class Ayrshire, earned over more than three decades in politics.
Professor Emily Banks is an epidemiologist and public health specialist who’s led international research into the risks of e-cigarettes.
Andrea Simon is the director of the End Violence Against Women Coalition. We asked her whether what their report describes as an ‘epidemic’ of male violence is getting worse.
We’re joined by Professor Jillian Anable, who is Transport and Energy Chair for the University of Leeds.
We speak to Dr Mufaddal Hamadeh – the former president of the Syrian American Medical Society who has been treating the injured in Idlib Central Hospital.
We spoke to General Sir Richard Barrons, a former Commander of the UK’s Joint Forces Command.
The former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has died at the age of 79. He was a key ally during America’s war on terror, but he became a hugely divisive figure in his own country. He passed away in hospital in Dubai, where he’d been living in self imposed exile for several years.
We spoke to Damian Green, who was former prime minister Theresa May’s deputy, and began by asking him what he thought about Liz Truss’s claim that a powerful economic establishment was to blame for her demise?
We spoke to Ala Talabani, who’s an advisor to the Iraqi Prime Minister on Women’s Affairs in Baghdad, and began by asking how people in Iraq have responded to the young woman’s killing.
We were joined by Lord Ricketts – a senior British diplomat who served as the UK’s national security adviser.
“Today is a day, frankly, of obscenity.” Ed Miliband, Shadow Climate Change Secretary, speaks to @CathyNewman about the revelation energy companies have been breaking into struggling customers’ homes to fit prepayment meters.
We spoke to the Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, and asked him how big a risk he thought he and his colleagues were taking by raising rates despite a looming recession.
We were joined by some of the students who’ve been affected by strikes of teachers and university workers.
We spoke to Mary Bousted, the joint general secretary of the National Education Union.