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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

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 11:49

Fox News' Chief Intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge has followed the Benghazi story since it happened, providing exclusive reports on what happened on the ground and what occurred within...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 23:46

Catherine Herridge brought us the latest report on America's Newsroom this morning after Australia's prime minister said Thursday that two objects possibly related to the missing Malaysia Airlines...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 17:50

A Chinese government website claims to have images of possible debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet, China’s Xinhua agency reports. Read more below, via the Associated Press...

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 10:45

Rescue crews are expanding air and sea search efforts for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Officials say the oil slicks spotted by crews in the South China Sea do not belong to the plane....

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 13:10

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers is mulling whether or not to recall former CIA Director David Petraeus and his ex-deputy Michael Morell to testify on Benghazi. The two...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 15:12

Catherine Herridge is reporting today on privacy concerns over the federal government's apparent push to track license plates as a way to find fugitive undocumented immigrants. License...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 12:07

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced a class action lawsuit against the National Security Agency’s data collection program. Judge Napolitano Reacts: Constitution Prohibits NSA Data...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 12:25

Some dramatic video obtained by the Washington Post shows U.S. Special Forces capturing a suspected terrorist in Tripoli, Libya. Al Qaeda Supporters Post Disturbing Photos of Babies...

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 11:52

A top American diplomat was caught cursing the European Union, but it’s how her comments were leaked that is raising questions. 'It's Part of the World We Live In': Rep. King Defends NSA...

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 13:08

There are new developments today concerning the controversial NSA surveillance program. An independent review board called on President Obama to stop collecting the cell phone metadata of hundreds...


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