Who is Catherine Herridge?
Catherine Herridge was born on the 18th May 1964 in Toronto, Ontario Canada, and is a broadcast journalist and author, probably best known to the world for her work on the Fox News Channel, serving as Chief Intelligence correspondent which in practice means featuring in a number of Fox News programs, including “America’s Newsroom”, “Special Report with Bret Baier”, and “Fox News Sunday”, among other informational shows.
Early Life, Family, and Education
Catherine grew up in Toronto, but further information about her early life remains unknown to the public, including on any siblings, and parents except the fact that they were involved in the military. Catherine apparently grew up in love with journalism, and after finishing high school, enrolled at Harvard College, from which she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, and then furthered her studies by enrolling at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, from which she brought home a Master’s degree.
Soon after finishing her education, Catherine’s dream came true, as she start her journalistic career by joining ABC News, and was sent to London where she served as a correspondent. Catherine’s name gradually began to mean something to other journalists and network stations, and when Fox News was created, the front office recruited Catherine, also working for a short time as a field correspondent for the now defunct Fox news magazine The Pulse.
Rise to Prominence
On joining Fox News, Catherine was given the task of following and reporting on Hillary Clinton’s political endeavors. She was in charge of covering her campaign for a Senate spot in 2000, and later during Democratic presidential elections. In addition, she also reported on other notable events, such as the unfortunate Washington D.C. sniper attacks, Princess Diana’s death, the 9/11 terrorist attack, and the Benghazi attack, and also reported from such countries as Israel and Iraq. Her efforts didn’t go without a notice, and she was rewarded with the Bronze World Medal by the US National Press Club. Also, she was promoted to the position of Chief Intelligence correspondent for the Fox News Channel in 2012, since when she has made innumerable of appearances on Fox News, making her even more popular.
Since being promoted, Catherine has made contributions to such popular talk shows on Fox as “Hannity” (2012-2016), “Fox Report” (2012-2016), “The Kelly File” (2013-2017), “Outnumbered” (2014-2017), “Happening Now” (2012-2017), “Lou Dobbs Tonight” (2012-2017), “America’s News Headquarters” (2017-2018), and “Special Report with Bret Baier”, giving her insights, opinions, analyses, and comments, as well as reports.
An Accomplished Author
In addition to her career as a journalist, Catherine has tried herself as an author; back in 2011, she published her so far only non-fiction book “The Next Wave: On the Hunt for al Qaeda’s American Recruits”, the sales of which also added to her net worth. Her book depicts her own opinion in regard to the terrorism in the middle-east and the problems it has caused in the region.
Do You Know How Rich Successful Journalist Catherine Herridge Is?
Catherine’s hard work certainly paid off; from a correspondent at ABC to the position of the Chief Intelligence Correspondent for the Fox News, Catherine has progressed considerably, and so has her wealth year on year as her career improved. Back in 2010, she had a legal wrangle with Fox News over a higher salary, which they later settled at $100,000 per year. So, have you ever wondered how rich Catherine Herridge is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Herridge’s net worth is as high as $10 million, earned through her successful career, active since the ‘90s.
Catherine Herridge Husband, Marriage and Children
Do you know anything about Catherine’s personal life? Well, she has been married to Air Force Lt. Col. JD Hayes since 13th March 2004. However, the media often connected Catherine with her Fox News colleague Jeff Miller and even reported on him as her husband, obviously untrue. Catherine has two sons with her husband, Jamie and Peter.
Upon the birth of her second son, Peter, he was diagnosed with a failing liver disease, known as biliary atresia, meaning a new liver was needed or he could die within months. After weeks of unsuccessful search for a liver donor, Catherine decided for a battle cry move – she told doctors that she would donate part of her liver for her Peter. Luckily, the transplant went perfectly, and Peter is now fully grown, without damage to his body functions, all smiling and playing with his older brother, Jamie.