Who is Katherine Herridge?
Catherine came to prominence through her extensive work for one of the most prominent TV networks, Fox News, where she has been since its inception, earning a name for herself as a journalist and anchor. She is Fox News’ Chief Intelligence correspondent, and has appeared in a number of shows such as “America’s Newsroom” and “Fox News Sunday”, among many others.
So, who is Catherine Herridge, when and where was she born? Find out this and more in this article as we uncover the life and career of one of the most prominent anchors and hosts of the Fox News channel.
Catherine Herridge Wiki: Age, Parents, Education
Catherine Herridge was born on the 18th May 1964, in Toronto, Ontario Canada; she hasn’t revealed much about her childhood, though we know that her parents were a part of the military. She spent her childhood in Toronto, and it was during her high school years that she became interested in journalism. She started writing for high school newspapers, then upon matriculation enrolled at Harvard College, to pursue journalism, graduating with a BA degree in journalism, and continued to gain a MA degree at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Thanks to her previous experience both in high school and later college, Catherine became a part of ABC News as their correspondent stationed in London. Gradually, Catherine was becoming more successful, and she started receiving offers from other networks. When Fox News was created, the front office recruited Catherine – she initially worked for a short time as a field correspondent for the defunct Fox newsmagazine The Pulse.
Rise to Prominence
One of her first jobs as a Fox employee was to cover Hillary Clinton’s political campaign for a Senate spot in 2000, and later presidential elections as a Democratic candidate. In addition, she also reported on other notable events in the US, such as the sniper attacks in Washington D.C., the death of Princess Diana, the 9/11 terrorist attack, and attack on Benghazi. Catherine has also reported from such countries as Israel and Iraq, and her efforts didn’t go without notice, and she was awarded the Bronze World Medal.
Thanks to her hard work, Catherine became Chief Intelligence correspondent for the Fox News Channel in 2012. Since she earned the promotion, Catherine has featuring more in the daily news shows on Fox News Channel, such as “Hannity” (2012-2016), then “Fox Report” (2012-2016), “Outnumbered” (2014-2017), “Special Report with Bret Baier”, and “America’s News Headquarters”, among others, to which she contributed with her insights, analyses, opinions, and reports.
An Accomplished Author
Catherine has contributed to the world through the written word as well; she has published 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 regards to terrorism in the middle-east, and all the problems it has created to the region.
Catherine Herridge Net Worth
Thanks to her hard work, Catherine has earned a name for herself as a journalist; she worked for several high-profile networks, and for quite some time has been a part of the Fox News Channel, which has increased her wealth to a large degree. So, have you ever wondered how rich Catherine Herridge is, as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Catherine’s net worth is as high as $10 million, while her annual income is around $100,000. Pretty impressive don’t you think? In 2010 she received a contract extension from Fox, and after demanding a higher annual salary, a legal battle saw Catherine and Fox News front office settle on a $100,000 salary.
Catherine Herridge Personal Life, Husband, Marriage, Children
When it comes to her personal life, Catherine has been quite open when it comes to highs and lows of her life outside of work. She has been married to US Air Force Lt. Col, JD Hayes since 13th March 2004, with whom she has two sons, Jamie and Peter. Before her marriage, Catherina was often connected to her Fox News colleague Jeff Miller, of whom some sources reported as her husband. However, these reports were utterly untrue – Catherine remains married to JD Hays after 14 years.
Her second child, Peter had problems at birth; he was diagnosed with failing liver disease, medically known as biliary atresia. He was put on a list for a donor’s liver, but after a couple of weeks, the doctors still couldn’t find a perfect match for young Peter, so Catherine stepped up and donated a part of her liver to Peter.
Catherine Herridge Body Measurements
Do you know how tall Catherine is and how much she weighs? Well, Catherine stands at 5ft 8ins, which is equal to 1.73m, while she weighs approximately 125lbs or 57kg. Her vital statistics are 35-24-35, while she has short dark brown hair, and her eyes are also dark brown.