Cathy Newman Keynote Speaker

  • Joined Channel 4 News as a political correspondent.
  • Author of two books "Bloody Brilliant Women" and Takes Two", highlighting significant historical contributions.
  • Gained a Laurence Stern Fellowship in 2000.

Cathy Newman's Biography

Cathy Newman, a journalist, broadcaster, and author celebrated for her incisive reporting and thought-provoking interviews. She is a presenter on Channel 4 News and has built a distinguished career in journalism, characterized by her commitment to uncovering the truth and holding those in power accountable. Her expertise in political journalism, gender issues, and investigative reporting has made her a sought-after speaker and commentator.

She holds a BA Honours in English from Oxford University. After graduating, Cathy began her career at The Independent, where she quickly made a name for herself with her in-depth political reporting and sharp analysis.

Cathy spent six years writing for the Financial Times. She joined Channel 4 News as political correspondent in 2006. On television she has presented other Channel 4 programmes including Britain Decides: Everything But Brexit debate in the lead-up to the 2019 general election. She regularly presents Channel 4’s Dispatches programmes – recent programmes include The Prince and the Paedophile, focusing on Prince Andrew’s friendship with Jeffrey Epstein. She has also appeared several times on Have I Got News For You and Christmas Celebrity Genius.

Her scoops as an award-winning investigative journalist include allegations of sexual harassment in Westminster, an investigation into a British paedophile Simon Harris who abused vulnerable boys in Kenya which saw him jailed for 17 years and allegations of violent abuse by the British barrister John Smyth. Cathy was the only broadcast journalist to travel with Angelina Jolie and the then foreign secretary William Hague to Congo as part of their campaign against sexual violence. She won the prestigious Laurence Stern Fellowship, spending four months at the Washington Post in 2000.

She is the author of “Bloody Brilliant Women: Pioneers, Revolutionaries & Geniuses Your History Teacher Forgot to Mention About Female Pioneers in 20th Century Britain,” published in 2018. The book highlights the often overlooked contributions of women in shaping modern Britain, reflecting Cathy’s dedication to gender equality and historical accuracy. Her second book, “It Takes Two: A History of the Couples Who Dared to Be Different” published in 2020, tells the stories of the power of pairings to achieve great things by exploring their impact in history.

Cathy Newman is a renowned journalist, broadcaster, and author, known for her fearless reporting and impactful interviews. She has made significant contributions to Channel 4 News and authored influential books on gender and history. Her unwavering dedication to uncovering the truth and promoting equality cements her legacy as a trailblazer in modern journalism.

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Cathy Newman's Speaking Topics

  • Media Ethics

Understand some compelling insights on media ethics, the role of journalism in democracy and what it takes to be an investigative journalist. Discover how she made a name for herself with her in-depth political reporting and sharp analysis.

  • Gender Equality

Discover the importance of gender equality and Cathy's dedication to uncovering the truth and promoting equality.

  • Investigative Journalism

Explore how Cathy built a distinguished career in journalism, characterised by her commitment to uncovering the truth and holding those in power accountable. Discover insights into her in-depth political reporting and sharp analysis.

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Videos of Cathy Newman

Cathy Newman On The Ladder | 5x15
Cathy Newman On The Ladder | 5x15
Cathy Newman | The Waterstones Interview
Cathy Newman | The Waterstones Interview

Books by Cathy Newman

Bloody Brilliant Women (2018)
It Takes Two (2020)

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