Broadcaster and journalist Andrea Catherwood is a BBC Radio 4 presenter and documentary maker.
Her most recent documentary highlighted Northern Ireland’s precarious demographics and explored the views of many communities about the prospects of a border poll and the effect of Brexit.
She regularly presents new and current affairs programmes including The Media Show, Last Word, Any Answers and Woman’s Hour.
Formerly anchor for Bloomberg Television, she presented the daily flagship business news, politics and current affairs show “The Pulse with Andrea Catherwood” She joined at the height of the financial crisis and played a leading role in covering the global downturn and the Eurozone crisis.
Andrea made her name as ITN’s International Correspondent. She covered almost every major world news story from Iraq to the Omagh bombing (for which she was nominated for a BAFTA). Andrea reported from New York in the aftermath of September 11th 2001, and was the only British journalist in Mazar-i-Shariff in Afghanistan. There, she witnessed the fall of the Taliban to the Northern Alliance and was subsequently injured by shrapnel in a Taliban suicide attack. Soon afterwards, she reported from Guantanamo Bay. Andrea reported from Baghdad in during 2003 Gulf War. She championed the plight of children mutilated in the allied bombing and was instrumental in pressurising the U.S military to evacuate a number of amputees to Kuwait for life saving medical treatment.
She has anchored from Washington for U.S elections and spent 5 years in Hong Kong where she covered the Handover. Andrea was the first female presenter of ITV1’s flagship Sunday morning political programme when she presented ‘Sunday Edition’ interviewing world leaders and interrogating Britain’s top politicians.
Andrea lives in London with her husband and three sons.