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Catherine Herridge

Catherine Herridge is an award-winning Chief Intelligence correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) based in Washington, D.C. She covers intelligence, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Herridge joined FNC in 1996 as a London-based correspondent.

A lead correspondent for the network’s coverage of the 9/11 Benghazi terrorist attack, Catherine was first to report on September 12th, based on an interview with the chairman of House Intelligence Committee, Congressman Mike Rogers that “It was a coordinated, military-style, commando-type raid."  On September 17th, one day after Ambassador’s Rice’s controversial claims on the Sunday talk shows, Catherine was first to report there was no demonstration at the consulate when the attack unfolded.

Herridge has also reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Qatar, Israel and Guantánamo Bay. She has covered stories including the ethnic conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, the Northern Ireland peace agreement, the investigation into Princess Diana’s death and 9/11 in New York City. She is one of the few reporters to sit in the same military courtroom as the self-described architect of the 9/11 attack, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and his four alleged co-conspirators. Herridge and the network’s team of investigative journalists traveled across the United States and to Yemen to complete an eighteen-month investigation into al-Awlaki, who was linked to three of the 9/11 hijackers, the Fort Hood attack, the attempted bombing on Christmas Day 2009, the failed attack on Times Square in May 2010, and the cargo printer bomb plot in October 2010. “The Washington Post” described the resulting documentary as “an explosive hour.”

Among her exclusives: a classified State Department cable sent in August 2012 by Ambassador Chris Stevens warning Secretary Clinton’s office that the consulate could not withstand a coordinated assault. Secretary Clinton, Secretary Panetta, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey were all pressed during House and Senate hearings on Benghazi about the cable’s warning, and whether they acted upon it. The classified cable foreshadowed how Ambassador Chris and three other Americans would die on 9/11.

Additionally, Herridge covered Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Senate campaign in 2000. She was also a New York-based correspondent for the Fox Broadcasting Network newsmagazine “Fox Files” where she led investigations into Medicare fraud, prescription drug abuse and child prostitution. Her work on Fox Files was recognized with the Bronze World Medal from the New York Festivals, honoring excellence in communications media.

Herridge’s recent book published by Crown, “The Next Wave: On the Hunt for al Qaeda’s American Recruits,” exposes the new face of terrorism and predicts the source of future threats in the Middle East and North Africa.

Herridge comes from a military family, so her national security reporting is deeply personal. In 2005, her family made national headlines when Catherine donated part of her liver to their younger son of two children, Peter, for a lifesaving transplant. She is now an outspoken advocate for organ donation.

A graduate of Harvard College and the Columbia School of Journalism, Herridge began her career as a London-based correspondent for ABC News.

More Stories from Catherine Herridge

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 19:15

U.S. officials tell Fox News that they are aware of a video in which ISIS terrorists claim they have beheaded American journalist James Foley. Catherine Herridge confirms that the...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 13:23

Counterterrorism officials have said that ISIS is using social media to expand their reach worldwide, and the terror group is even posting the names, locations and photos of intelligence...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 12:04

Did the attackers in Benghazi get their hands on valuable information? Catherine Herridge reported the latest this morning on computers that were stolen from the U.S. consulate during the 2012...

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 09:54

UPDATE, 4:04p ET: Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a suspect in the 2012 Benghazi terror attack, pleaded not guilty to providing, attempting and conspiring to provide material support to terrorists...

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 11:22

Questions have been raised over whether the Guantanamo Bay detainees, released in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, will rejoin terrorist networks. The five Taliban leaders are living in Qatar for...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 14:46

After much debate within the party, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced today that five Democrats will serve on the Benghazi Select Committee. Some Democrats argued that no members should...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 15:03

The man behind the Obama administration’s controversial drone program is up for a promotion. But David Barron, a Harvard Law School professor, faces a tough road ahead to be appointed as judge for...

Friday, May 9, 2014 - 13:30

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced this afternoon the Republican members of the Select Committee to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attack. It leaves five seats for Democrats on...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 14:50

The Obama administration is said to be withholding emails in which officials apparently discussed how to respond to media coverage in the weeks after the Benghazi attack. The email chain, which...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 13:43

Catherine Herridge reported some new developments in the investigation into the Sept. 2012 Benghazi attack, including the release of documents that lead directly to the White House. Among the...

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