Founding Fox News Reporter Catherine Herridge Leaving For CBS After 23 Years


We lost another great one over at Fox News.

Catherine Herridge was a founding member of the Fox News Network, on board from Day 1 back in 1996.

And now it’s the end of an era as Fox News let her contract expire and she’s leaving to go to CBS.

Mike Huckabee summed it up quite nicely:

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And Wayne Dupree is exactly right:

LaCorte News had more:

Fox News' Catherine Herridge will be joining CBS News as a senior investigative correspondent.

The switch: According to Variety, Herridge, Fox News' chief intelligence correspondent, has been with the news outlet since it began in 1996. Her contract ended over the summer, and Friday is her last day. She will start with CBS in November.

Herridge's move comes weeks after Shepard Smith, another original Fox News employee, announced his departure during a broadcast on October 11. However, Herridge says her decision has no connections to Smith's departure.

“CBS News has always placed a premium on enterprise journalism and powerful investigations,” she stated. “I feel privileged to join a team where facts and storytelling will always matter.”

Recent speculation is that Fox News journalists are fed up with the channel's evening opinion hosts using their time on television to support President Trump and his administration. It is unknown whether this was a factor in Herridge's decision.

Herridge thanked Fox Corporation executive chairman Rupert Murdoch for founding Fox News in a subsequent statement, saying she was grateful for the chance to work for the news network. ”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.”

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Fox News president Jay Wallace released a statement on Thursday regarding Herridge's departure.

“As a founding employee, over the last 23 years, Catherine Herridge has been an asset to Fox News. 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,” he said. ” 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.”

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