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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

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:33

Questions remain about whether a leader of the Khorasan group was killed in a U.S. airstrike last week in Syria. White House deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken said on "Fox News...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 22:06

Programming Note: Former Vice President Dick Cheney sits down with Sean Hannity to give his take on the latest military action in Syria. Don't miss a "Hannity" exclusive, Wednesday at 10p ET...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 16:00

Programming Note: Former Vice President Dick Cheney sits down with Sean Hannity to give his take on the latest military action in Syria. Don't miss a "Hannity" exclusive, Wednesday at...

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 19:40

Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge appeared on "On The Record" to discuss the rapid rise of the terror group ISIS, which now boasts more than 30,000 fighters,...

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 15:43

New information suggests that leaks of details could endanger President Barack Obama’s strategy against ISIS. After details of the attempted James Foley rescue mission were released by the...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 15:08

On The Real Story today, Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge said the U.S. government has the right to seize the passports of suspected terrorists from...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 15:32

Fox news chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge appeared on Happening Now today from Washington to discuss Director of the National Counterterrorism...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:43

Fox news chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reported this morning that the video of the beheading of a second American journalist was not supposed to become public on Tuesday...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 14:20

Catherine Herridge reported the latest from her sources in Washington after the apparent beheading of a second American journalist by ISIS. The terrorist group released a video today purporting to...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 20:04

Fox News has confirmed that an American was killed in Syria while fighting for ISIS. Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, was a native of San Diego, Calif. Peters on ISIS: 'We Either Act or...


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