A popular correspondent for the Fox News Channel Catherine Herridge has been entertaining her viewers since 1996. She is very passionate and hardworking person who loves her job and has also earned several achievements.
Besides this, she is also a happily married woman. Her husband JD Hayes, who is an Air Force Lt. Col has always been a huge support in her life. The couple also has two children together and is living a blissful married life together.
Correspondent Catherine Herridge And Husband JD Hayes' Blissful Married Life
Catherine and JD have been married for several years and they are still going very strong with no rumors of any extra-marital affairs or a divorce.
Like every other couple, they also faced numerous ups and downs in their relationship but they have certainly worked out all those problems as they are still together happy and in love.
Unfortunately, their son, Peter, was diagnosed with a rare chronic liver disease known as biliary atresia. It is a rare form of cancer that progressively damages vital body functions. Both JD and his wife were terrified by the news but they fought together in that situation with each other's support and love.
According to Catherine, her partner has always been the biggest support system for her and it was his care, support, and love which gave her the strength to deal with their son’s medical condition.
Catherine Herridge And JD Hayes' Battle Against Their Son’s Cancer
The two of them has been blessed with two children a son Peter Herridge and a daughter Jamie Herridge. Everything was perfect for them until they found out that their son was battling cancer.
It was the most frightening and emotional period of their life. For the parents their child is everything and they can do whatever it takes to protect them.
Similarly, the couple fought several months for their son. They waited for several months with a hope of finding a liver donor for the transplant but they were not able to find one.
However, with the advice of the doctor, Catherine agreed to become the donor but it was not the easy decision to make as she also had another child an eighteen months old daughter, Jamie.
When she decided to donate her liver, she said,
"Peter needs it and that’s really the end of it. My son’s over at the Children’s Hospital."
Fortunately, she has her spouse who was ready to take all the responsibilities for his family. He not only took care of his baby girl but also his wife and son.
Currently, Peter is fine as he is as healthy as other normal kids. We must say the love, pray, and support of his parents really worked out for him.
Catherine actually gave a second life to Peter. When asked about giving a second life to her son she said:
“Several people have said this to me and I guess that’s probably true in some ways but, you know, you give life to somebody once that’s a very big deal. I mean you can understand it if you’ve done it.”
She further added,
“But several people have said to me it’s like giving him life a second time, which you know I never expected to, yes. And I really hope it works out for him."
We wish the family lifetime of happiness and togetherness and pray for their longevity.
Catherine’s Career At Fox News Channel And Legal Disputes Between Them
She started her career as a London-based correspondent for ABC News and joined Fox News in 1996. She is undoubtedly one of the most talented and hard-working names in the journalism industry.
During her wonderful career, she has covered some wide range stories including the 2004 Democratic presidential elections, Hillary Clinton’s campaign for Senate and the Washington, D.C. - area sniper attacks.
Though she is an honest and talented employee of the network in 2007 she had legal disputes with Fox news regarding salary and benefits.
She filed a complaint with the EEOC against the network as they were discriminating their employee. The network was paying a comparatively less salary to the women and the black correspondents.
However, the case was dismissed without giving justice to her and another employee of the network.
Catherine Herridge: Quick Facts
- Born on May 18, 1964, is a popular Chief Intelligence correspondent working for the Fox News Channel.
- Received a Bachelor's degree from Harvard College and Master's degree from the Columbia University in journalism.
- Joined the Fox News Channel in the year 1996 but started her career in journalism as a London-based correspondent working for ABC News.
- Has covered some wide range stories including Washington, D.C-area sniper attacks, 9/11 attack culprit Zacarias Moussaoui and few others.
- She works on the Fox News Channel as a correspondent along with Manny Alvarez, Heather Childers, Patti Ann Browne, and Claudia Cowan.
- Her net worth is estimated to be $10 million as of 2017.
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