On and off the screen, Katherine Herridge has proven her worth to both fans and critics alike. With a vast experience spanning nearly three decades in the broadcasting field, the journalist has unarguably established herself as a household name. Besides her professional life, not many are aware that Herridge is a doting wife and mother as well as a game changer with strong military links. Find out interesting facts you never knew about the FNC journalist’s professional and personal life.
Katherine Herridge – Biography
Katherine Herridge is a Canadian born on 18 May 1964. Besides the fact that one of her parents was a military officer, not much is known about her family background and early life. Herridge was certain of her career path early in life and began working towards it. There are no public records of her basic educational endeavours, but for her tertiary studies, Katherine bagged a first degree from Harvard College before topping it up with a masters degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Herridge launched her career in journalism right after college. Her first job was as a London-based correspondent for ABC News. After a few years with the network, she progressed to Fox News Channel in 1996. With the latter network, she has served in various capacities and has risen through the ranks. Notably, Katherine has served in positions such as a field correspondent and writer for The Pulse, the inoperative Fox News Magazine.
Katherine Herridge has also covered news on intelligence, including a variety of issues ranging from Princess Diana’s death to 9/11 terrorist attack, to the Washington D.C area sniper attack, to the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, as well as Hillary Clinton’s campaigns and Email scandal, and many more. Though she relocated to New York in September 2001 and later to Washington D.C, Katherine’s job has taken her different parts of the world including Israel and Iraq.
A dedicated and passionate journalist, Herridge has established herself as a formidable force in the field and with her employers. She currently serves as Fox News Channel’s Chief Intelligence correspondent, a position which she has held since 2012.
Besides her job as a journalist, Katherine Herridge also wears another cap as a published author. Her book The Next Waves: On the Hunt for al Qaeda’s American Recruits which divulges the terrorism threats in the Middle East and Africa, was relatively a commercial success.
As one of the longest-serving Fox News Channel employees, Katherine Herridge has given the network a run for their money. Besides the journalist’s complaint in 2007 about the dissatisfaction with her take-home pay, Herridge’s exact salary is unknown. However, she is presumed to have amassed a decent fortune from her endeavours as a broadcaster and an author. Katherine’s net worth is currently estimated at $10 million.
Personal Life Of The Correspondent
- Family – Marriage, Husband, Kids
As a public figure, many have been curious about the journalist’s life off the screen. Katherine Herridge is happily married to her heartthrob Lt. Col, JD Hayes, an Airforce officer. There is a dearth of information regarding the couple’s romance from the outset but they are presumed to have courted for a while before officially exchanging marital vows on March 13, 2004. The family-oriented couple’s union has produced two sons Jamie and Peter. Prior to her husband, there are no public records of Katherine’s love life in the past.
While Herridge and her family seem to be living their best lives yet, their journey hasn’t been without its own struggles. During his toddler years, Katherine’s son Peter was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness called biliary atresia. The only lifeline for the lad at the time was a liver transplant. A doting wife and mother, Katherine Herridge made a life-changing decision to save her son from the rare chronic liver disease which had the potential to block the boy’s bile ducts and progressively damage his vital body functions. In June 2006, she donated part of her liver to Peter. Thankfully, both mother and son have been going strong more than a decade after.
- Social Media
Katherine Herridge does not have an active social media life. Besides gracing our screens on the mainstream media, she is conspicuously absent on popular social networking sites including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
The dark brown-haired journalist stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches, complemented with the weight of about 57 kg. Her other body measurements are bust – 35 inches, waist – 24 inches, and hips – 35 inches.