Press release from CBS, Oct. 31, 2019:
Veteran journalist Catherine Herridge is joining CBS News as a senior investigative correspondent based in Washington, D.C., it was announced today. Herridge has reported on intelligence issues from the nation’s capital and around the world for the past three decades, in addition to conducting newsmaking interviews and consumer investigations. In her new role at CBS News, which begins in November, she will report original investigations and cover national security and intelligence matters that affect the country.
“Catherine Herridge is a skilled investigative correspondent who has consistently brought depth and originality to her reporting,” said Christopher Isham, Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief. “We are very excited that she will be joining the outstanding team at the Washington Bureau.”
“CBS News has always placed a premium on enterprise journalism and powerful investigations,” said Herridge. “I feel privileged to join a team where facts and storytelling will always matter.”
Throughout her career, Herridge has reported on some of the biggest national and international security stories of our time, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks from New York City, military trials for the architects of the attack at Guantanamo Bay, and more. Herridge has covered news from various hot spots all over the world including Afghanistan, Iraq, Qatar, Israel, Northern Ireland and the former Yugoslavia.
Prior to joining CBS News, Herridge was the chief intelligence correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC), covering the intelligence community, the Justice Department, and the Department of Homeland Security. While at FOX News, she was also a New York-based correspondent for the newsmagazine “Fox Files,” where she led investigations into Medicare fraud, prescription drug abuse and child prostitution. Earlier this year, she interviewed President Trump after the Special Counsel ended its investigation.
She began her career as a London-based correspondent for ABC News before joining FOX News in 1996.
Herridge’s national security reporting was recently recognized by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society with the “Tex” McCrary Award for excellence in journalism. She is also an author. Her book, The Next Wave: On the Hunt for al Qaeda’s American Recruits, explores the new face of terrorism and predicts the source of future threats inside the U.S., as well as the Middle East and North Africa.
She is a graduate of Harvard College and the Columbia School of Journalism where she sits on the alumni board. Herridge comes from a military family. Her husband, a West Point graduate, has served multiple overseas deployments since 9/11. They live in Washington, D.C., with their two sons.