In a vast country like the United States of America, the seat of the world’s power where economic and social decisions have ripple effects all around the globe, the importance of journalism is heightened to keep track of the country’s direction. The vastness of the country also calls for journalists who specialize in certain aspects of news reportage. This leads us to Catherine Herridge, who is Intelligence correspondent working for Fox News.
Catherine Herridge has been working for Fox News since it was established in 1996 and has worked with the news network till date, making her one of the network’s longest-serving correspondents. Not only is she an admirable name in journalism, but she is also a published author, a mother and a wife. You can learn all about her by reading below.
Catherine Herridge Biography
To those who watch Fox News, Catherine Herridge is a recognizable name as a result of the fact that she is the Chief Intelligence Correspondent for the news network. Her status at the top of her profession is the culmination of a journey that started on the 18th of May, 1965 when she was born in Canada, specifically in Toronto, Ontario.
There is little information regarding her parents or childhood background, but we know she was born into a military family. She attended Jarvis Collegiate Institute for her high school education before proceeding to the United States, specifically to Harvard College for her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. Following the completion of her bachelor’s, she proceeded to study and earn her Master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
After she completed her academic journey as an aspiring journalist, she set out into the real world to begin her professional career and it began with ABC News, she was at ABC News until the establishment of Fox News Channel in 1996 and has remained a part of the news organization ever since.
While working for Fox News, she has served in different capacities, including writing for The Pulse, a now-defunct magazine of the news channel. She has also hosted the Saturday edition of Fox News weekend show, Weekend Live. Ultimately, Catherine Herridge has worked as the intelligence correspondent for the news channel and has covered stories ranging from the September 11 attack on the United States to Princess Diana’s death to covering Hillary Clinton exclusively through her journey in politics.
As part of her role as Intelligence correspondent, Catherine Herridge has had cause to travel to countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel.
Catherine Herridge is also an author who has written a book which was published in 2011. The book is titled The Next Wave: On the Hint for Al Queda’s American Recruits.
Catherine Herridge’s Net Worth and Salary
Working for a high profile news network like Fox News for over two decades has had significant contributions to the overall financial status of Catherine Herridge. She is earning $570,000 annually as the Intelligence correspondent for Fox News. According to Fox News salary scale, Catherine is one of the highest paid correspondents on the roster of the news organization.
Also, a published author, the revenue from her book along with her salary has helped Catherine Herridge to a net worth estimated to be around $10 million.
Is She Married, Who is the Husband?
Being a popular and successful person in your chosen profession is a great achievement, but without someone to share the joy and satisfaction of the accomplishments with, it could feel hollow. Thankfully, that is not something Catherine Herridge has to worry about as she has been married to Air Force Lt. Col. J.D Hayes since March 13, 2004.
The marriage, which has lasted over 15 years has produced two children – two sons named Jamie and Peter. While her personal life might not seem out of the ordinary, things got interesting shortly after the birth of her son, Peter when he was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a chronic liver disease. The potentially fatal disease was cured after Catherine Herridge donated part of her liver in order to save her son. She currently lives healthily with her family and two healthy sons in Washington D.C.
For someone who has raised two children and has a physically demanding job like journalism, Catherine Herridge has been able to maintain a fit and excellent body shape. She has a height of 5 feet 8 inches and is often seen rocking a short dark brown hair. She equally weighs 57 kg and has light brown eyes.