Fox News’ Catherine Herridge joins CBS, Saying “Facts Matter”

Catherine Herridge, the former Fox News chief intelligence correspondent, will be joining CBS News as a senior investigative correspondent in November. She was reportedly in talks with CBS before Shepard Smith resigned from Fox on October 11, according to sources.

Herridge’s contract had expired and Friday will be her last day at Fox. In a statement through Fox she thanked Rupert Murdoch for the opportunities of the last 23 years, but a statement released through CBS invoked the importance of facts.

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

Some journalists at the network have complained about a lack of space for real reporting and described feeling squeezed out by the right-wing talk shows that President Trump and his supporters prefer.

It is unknown whether Herridge felt those frustrations. She frequently appeared on Fox’s opinion shows with her reporting, as well as daytime newscasts.


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