Variety is reporting that Catherine Herridge, a Fox News Channel veteran reporter — who’s been with the network since its founding back in 1996 — is moving to CBS News.
“She will work as a senior investigative correspondent out of Washington, CBS News said, and will start in November,” Variety noted.
The network itself also released a statement about the news early on Thursday morning on Twitter.
Herridge is the second long-serving Fox News journalist to leave the Fox Corporation-owned cable-news outlet recently.
Shepard Smith, seen by many as the network’s main news anchor, stunned both viewers and colleagues earlier this month when he announced his departure on a Friday-afternoon broadcast.
Smith had tangled on air with opinion host Tucker Carlson, Variety pointed out.
“Herridge’s move is said to have been in the works for several weeks, and is not tied to Smith’s exit,” said Variety.
“Her contract with Fox News lapsed this summer, and the network had been negotiating to get her to stay, according to a person familiar with the matter. has not been known for jousting with the opinion programs. The opportunity to move to CBS News was seen as one she could not turn down, this person said.”
See these tweets about the news — and share your thoughts.
Catherine was No. 1 at FOX in her field.
Now she’ll be a small fish in the CBS ocean. https://t.co/zOa4VW4mTb
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) October 31, 2019
BREAKING: Catherine Herridge Leaving Fox News for CBS News https://t.co/Ano81x3WN5
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) October 31, 2019
I have always admired Catherine Herridge and enjoy her fast paced informational reporting. But I will NOT follow her to CBS News.
One can only hope that she will invite Juan Williams and Donna B to defect as well.
— Gary Brazel (@GBrazel) October 31, 2019
Veteran journalist Catherine Herridge joins @CBSNews as a Senior Investigative Correspondent based in D.C.
— CBS News PR (@CBSNewsPress) October 31, 2019
Catherine Herridge, Fox News Veteran, Moves to CBS News https://t.co/teP9Dg3qIN
— Variety (@Variety) October 31, 2019
Sad, she was great! I'll never see her reporting again.
— Karyn _ (@loveablemeadow) October 31, 2019