Cathy Newman | The Ladder

Thu 18 Apr 2024 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Cathy Newman
Cathy Newman - The Ladder
Rowan Pelling

Channel 4 News presenter and award-winning journalist Cathy Newman joins us to present a series of inspirational and wide-ranging discussions between women – exploring work, love, growth, challenge, and the stories of their lives. From politicians to activists and filmmakers, come and hear the wisdom of some of the world’s most acclaimed and influential women.  

In conversation with Rowan Pelling  

Venue: TTP Stage (Cambridge Union)

Duration: 1 hour

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Author biography

Cathy Newman is one of Channel 4 News’ main studio presenters. She joined Channel 4 News as political correspondent in January 2006 after seven years writing for the Financial Times. Cathy is an award- winning investigative journalist whose scoops have allegations of sexual harassment in Westminster, an investigation into a British paedophile who abused vulnerable boys in Kenya; and allegations of violent abuse by the British barrister John Smyth. She was the only broadcast journalist to travel with Angelina Jolie and the then foreign secretary William Hague to the Congo as part of their campaign against sexual violence. Cathy also hosts her own show on Times Radio. Cathy’s first book Bloody Brilliant Women was published in 2018.  

Chair Biography

Rowan Pelling is a British journalist, broadcaster, writer and stand-up comedian. After graduating with a degree in English Literature from Oxford, Pelling started working at the satirical magazine Private Eye and then GQ magazine. In 1997 she transformed Jamie Maclean’s Erotic Print Society’s slim foolscap newsletter into the Erotic Review, a popular magazine whose circulation peaked at over 30,000. She sold the magazine in 2004. Pelling has contributed to a variety of newspapers and magazines, including regular columns for the Independent on Sunday, Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, The Daily Telegraph, GQ, and Jack.