Herridge will cover national security and intelligence issues and report original investigations. She will be based in Washington, and start in November.
“Catherine Herridge is a skilled investigative correspondent who has consistently brought depth and originality to her reporting,” said Christopher Isham, Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief.
Herridge said, “CBS News has always placed a premium on enterprise journalism and powerful investigations. I feel privileged to join a team where facts and storytelling will always matter.”
Herridge has covered news from Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Northern Ireland and the former Yugoslavia. She reported from New York on the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and from Guantanamo Bay on the military trial held for the architects of the attack.
At Fox News Channel, she covered the intelligence community, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. She also was a correspondent for the newsmagazine Fox Files and interviewed President Donald Trump after Special Counsel Robert Mueller completed his Russia investigation.
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society recently recognized her reporting with the “Tex” McCrary Award for excellence in journalism. She joined Fox News after serving as a London-based correspondent for ABC News.
She also is the author of the book, The Next Wave: On the Hunt for al Qaeda’s American Recruits.
A source said that Herridge’s plans to move to CBS News has been in the works since last summer, before the departure of anchor Shepard Smith earlier this month.
Jay Wallace, president of Fox News Media, said in a statement that “as a founding employee, over the last 23 years, Catherine Herridge has been an asset to Fox News. From her breaking news headlines at the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice to her reporting after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the investigation into Princess Diana’s death, she has always been at the forefront of every beat she has covered.”
Herridge also issued a statement through Fox News, saying that she was grateful to Rupert Murdoch “for the opportunity to cover the most impactful stories of the last 23 years, most recently the Special Counsel report and impeachment inquiry.”
“I have received great personal satisfaction from mentoring the next generation of reporters and producers and sharing my journalistic values — that facts matter and enterprise reporting will always win the day,” she said.