On and off the screen, Katherine Herridge has proved her worth to fans and critics alike. The journalist can look back on almost three decades of experience in the broadcasting sector and has indisputably established herself as a household name. Aside from her professional life, not many are aware that Herridge is a doting wife and mother and a game changer with strong military connections. Find out interesting facts about the professional and personal life of the FNC journalist.
Katherine Herridge – biography
Katherine Herridge is a Canadian born on May 18, 1964. Aside from the fact that one of her parents was a military officer, not much is known about her family background and early life. Herridge was confident in her career early on and began working toward it. There are no public records of her basic educational endeavors, but for her tertiary studies, Katherine earned an undergraduate degree from Harvard College before topping it with a master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Herridge really started her journalism career out of college. Her first job was as a correspondent for ABC News in London. After a few years on the network, she joined Fox News Channel in 1996. At the latter network, she has served in various capacities and has improved through the ranks. Among other things, Katherine has worked as a correspondent and writer for The Pulse, the defunct Fox News Magazine.
Katherine Herridge has also reported on breaking information, including a range of topics ranging from Princess Diana’s death to the 9/11 terrorist attack to the Washington DC area sniper attack, the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, Hillary Clinton’s campaigns and the email scandal and much more. Although she moved to New York in September 2001 and later to Washington, DC, Katherine has taken on her work in various parts of the world including Israel and Iraq.
A dedicated and passionate journalist, Herridge has established herself as a powerful force in the field and with her employers. She is currently Fox News Channel’s chief intelligence correspondent, a position she has held since 2012.
Wealth (income and earnings)
As one of the longest-serving Fox News Channel employees, Katherine Herridge has given the network a run for its money. Aside from the journalist’s complaint of dissatisfaction with her takeout pay in 2007, Herridge’s exact salary is unknown. However, it is believed that she has amassed a decent fortune as a broadcaster and author. Katherine’s net worth is currently estimated at $10 million.
Personal life of the correspondent
- Family – marriage, husband, children
As a public figure, many were curious about the life of the journalist from the screen. Katherine Herridge is happily married to her heartthrob, Lt. Col. JD Hayes, an Air Force officer. There has been a lack of information about the couple’s love affair since the beginning, but it is believed that they courted for a while before officially taking the marriage vows on March 13, 2004. The family-oriented couple union has produced two sons, Jamie and Peter. Prior to her husband, there are no public records of Katherine’s past love life.
While Herridge and her family seem to be living their best life yet, their journey hasn’t been without its own struggles. During his childhood, Catherine’s son Peter was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition called biliary atresia. The boy’s only lifeline at the time was a liver transplant. Katherine Herridge, an amazing wife and mother, made a life-changing decision to save her son from a rare chronic liver disease that could block the boy’s bile ducts and increasingly damage his vital bodily functions. In June 2006, she donated part of her liver to Peter. Luckily, mother and son have been going strong for more than a decade.
- social media
Katherine Herridge does not have an active social networkmedia life. Aside from adoring our screens in the mainstream media, she doesn’t feature on well-known social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
The dark brown haired journalist stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches complemented with the weight of around 57 kg. Her other body measurements are bust – 35 inches, waist – 24 inches and hips – 35 inches.