Cathy is one of Channel 4 News' main studio presenters. She joined Channel 4 News as political correspondent in January 2006.
Since arriving at Channel 4 News, Cathy's scoops have included allegations of sexual impropriety against the Lib Dem peer Lord Rennard; the investigation into a British paedophile who abused vulnerable boys in Kenya - a report which led to his jailing; the arrest of David Cameron's most senior aide and the disclosure that five illegal immigrants worked at the Home Office. She was also the only broadcast journalist to travel with Angelina Jolie and the foreign secretary William Hague to the Congo as part of campaign against sexual violence.
Cathy presents other Channel 4 programmes including the recent Alternative Election Night with Jeremy Paxman. She also presented the 2010 Alternative Election Night along with How to Save £100bn with Krishnan Guru-Murthy. She regularly presents Channel 4's Dispatches programmes and has appeared on Have I Got News For You and Christmas University Challenge.
Cathy's interview with Peter Mandelson in 2009, in which she challenged him over his four-letter tirade to newspaper bosses, became a You Tube hit.
Prior to arriving at Channel 4 News, Cathy worked as chief political correspondent for the Financial Times for three years. Before that she covered politics and media for the FT. Cathy joined the FT from the Independent where she was media business correspondent.
In 2000, Cathy won the prestigious Laurence Stern Fellowship, spending four months following in the footsteps of Woodward and Bernstein at the Washington Post.