Cathy Newman is one of Channel 4 News’ main studio presenters, and was the first woman to co-host the show. She joined C4 News as political correspondent and she continues to write on Westminster for the Daily Telegraph.
More Than News
As well as the main news show, Cathy has also fronted Channel 4 documentaries, on faith schools and police investigations. She presented the broadcaster’s Alternative Election Night, besides Jeremy Paxman in 2015; and contributed to the 2010 coverage as well. With Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Cathy also took an alternative look at the government’s cuts programme; in How to Save £100bn.
Big In Politics
Since joining C4 News, Cathy Newman has broken a number of big political stories, including: the arrest of David Cameron’s trusted aide Steve Hilton; the revelation that the Home Office were employing illegal immigrants and Gordon Brown’s insistence that Labour donor Ronald Cohen receive a knighthood.
Cathy Newman & Mandelson
Cathy’s confrontation with Peter Mandelson, over his stand off with newspaper bosses; became a surprise YouTube hit. Whilst her stewardship of the Orwell Prize nominated FactCheck Blog; uncovered the truth behind everything from budgets and spending reviews, to crime figures and politician’s overuse of certain words.
Before Channel Four
Prior to Channel 4, Cathy Newman was host on GMTV’s The Sunday Programme; and served as the Financial Times’ chief political correspondent, after a period covering politics and the media for the business daily. Before the FT she worked as media business correspondent at the Independent, and away from more serious issues has appeared on Have I Got News For You.