Just days after being honored by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society with its prestigious Tex McCrary Award for Journalism, Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge has announced that she is taking her talents from Fox News to CBS News, becoming a CBS News senior investigative correspondent.
“CBS News has always placed a premium on enterprise journalism and powerful investigations,” said Herridge. “I feel privileged to join a team where facts and storytelling will always matter.”
Herridge begins at CBS’ Washington D.C. bureau in November, and she will report original investigations and cover national security and intelligence matters that impact the country.
“Catherine Herridge is a skilled investigative correspondent who has consistently brought depth and originality to her reporting,” said Chris Isham, CBS News vice president and Washington bureau chief. “We are very excited that she will be joining the outstanding team at the Washington Bureau.”
Herridge joined Fox News as a London-based correspondent in 1996—the year the network launched—and has covered Department of Justice and Homeland Security in the years since.
While at FNC, she served as New York-based correspondent for the news magazine Fox Files, where she led investigations into Medicare fraud, prescription drug abuse and child prostitution. Earlier this year, she interviewed Pres. Trump after the Special Counsel ended its investigation.
Herridge is the second prominent on-air journalist to depart the network this month. Both Shepard Smith and Herridge, both key members of the news division, had been Fox Newsers since the start.
UPDATE: “As a founding employee, over the last 23 years, Catherine Herridge has been an asset to FOX News,” Fox News Media president Jay Wallace said in a statement. “From her breaking news headlines at the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice to her reporting after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the investigation into Princess Diana’s death, she has always been at the forefront of every beat she has covered. We are grateful for Catherine’s many contributions to the network, wish her continued success and were proud to honor her as she received the Tex McCrary Award for Journalism last week from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society for her enterprise reporting at FOX News.”
Herridge added in a statement of her own: “I am grateful to Mr. Murdoch for the opportunity to cover the most impactful stories of the last 23 years, most recently the Special Counsel report and impeachment inquiry. I have received great personal satisfaction from mentoring the next generation of reporters and producers and sharing my journalistic values — that facts matter and enterprise reporting will always win the day.”