Catherine Herridge
Herridge in 2020
Born (1964-05-18) May 18, 1964 (age 59)
Toronto, Ontario
Alma materHarvard College (B.A.)
Columbia University (M.A.)
Occupation(s)Journalist, author
SpouseLt Col JD Hayes

Catherine Herridge (born May 18, 1964) is a CBS News senior investigative correspondent currently based in Washington D.C. She began her role at CBS in November 2019 after leaving her role as Chief Intelligence correspondent for Fox News Channel.[1] She had hosted the Saturday edition of Weekend Live.

Early life and education

Herridge was born in Toronto, Ontario and attended Jarvis Collegiate Institute for high school before moving to the US for college.

Herridge earned a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a Master’s degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.[2][3]


In journalism

Joining the Fox News Channel at its inception in 1996, she originally was a London-based correspondent for ABC News. Herridge has also served as a field correspondent for the defunct Fox newsmagazine The Pulse.

At Fox, she covered Hillary Clinton almost exclusively, including Clinton's campaign for Senate in 2000, the 2004 Democratic presidential elections, the Washington, D.C.-area sniper attacks, the U.S.-sponsored resolution calling for the lifting of sanctions against Iraq, and the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person charged in the U.S. over the 9/11 attacks.

Herridge was in New York on September 11, 2001, and reported for the network from locations in New York City.[4]

On October 31, 2019 Fox News announced Catherine Herridge would be leaving the network, shortly after being awarded the Tex McCrary Award for Journalism from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society for her enterprise reporting at Fox News.

She then joined CBS News as a senior investigative correspondent. Herridge has been accused by some CBS staffers and Democrats of promoting Republican talking points and right-wing conspiracy theories.[5]


In 2011, Herridge authored The Next Wave: On the Hunt for Al Qaeda's American Recruits.[6]

Personal life

On June 6, 2006, she donated a portion of her liver to her infant son who was diagnosed with biliary atresia.[7][8][9]


  1. ^ "Veteran national security journalist Catherine Herridge joins CBS News from Fox News". CBS News. 31 October 2019. Archived from the original on 2019-10-31. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  2. ^ "Alumni Board 2015-16". Columbia University. Archived from the original on 2015-06-24. Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  3. ^ "Catherine Herridge". Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau. Archived from the original on 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  4. ^ "Catherine Herridge". The Aspen Institute. Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  5. ^ Tani, Maxwell (15 May 2020). "The New CBS Reporter Driving Democrats—and Some of Her Own Colleagues—Crazy". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 4 October 2023.
  6. ^ Herridge, Catherine (June 21, 2011). The Next Wave: On the Hunt for Al Qaeda's American Recruits (1st ed.). Crown. ISBN 978-0307885258.
  7. ^ Van Susteren, Greta (2006-06-06). "Catherine Herridge Fights to Save Her Son's Life – Fox News". Fox News. Retrieved 2012-12-13.
  8. ^ Story about liver donation on
  9. ^ "Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts - Patrick Kennedy, Facing Up to a 'Miserable' Reality". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2020-12-06.