One of the most popular television journalists in the country Cathy Newman is one of the main television anchors on Channel 4 news and became the first female to co-host the programme in 2011. She has also regularly contributed to a number of high profile political magazines and written her own newspaper column, documenting her views on various issues for a range of British newspapers.
Graduating from the prestigious Oxford University, Cathy’s passionate attitude on politics and current affairs meant she was ideally suited for a career in journalism. She started out as a business correspondent at The Independent and then joined The Financial Times aged just 23.
Extremely knowledgeable on all political issues she spent four months in the USA working for The Washington Post during which time she covered the 2000 presidential campaign of Green Party candidate Ralph Nader. This experience gave Cathy a wonderful insight into how journalism and reporting differed between the UK and USA a topic she can expand on as an after dinner speaker.
In 2006 she joined Channel 4 News as the political correspondent where she was responsible for uncovering many news breakings stories which shaped the news agenda for weeks. These included challenging Peter Mandelson over offensive language he had used, the Treasury pushing through the nomination of Gordon Brown’s friend Robert Cohen for the House of Lords and he arrest of David Cameron’s aide Steve Hilton.
Her excellent reporting led her to be named as a presenter on the news in 2011 where she regularly hosts the news live on Channel 4. She is also an accomplished documentary maker and in 2013 she travelled to African country the Democratic Republic of Congo with William Hague and film star Angelina Jolie to highlight the effect of rape in a war-torn country. She also contributed to a Dispatches series on Channel 4 discussing faith schools in the UK.
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