Cathy Newman comes on board as new Patron

20 May 2016

At the beginning of May, Channel 4 news' presenter came on board as our new patron. Cathy has spent over a decade in Fleet Street, latterly with the Financial Times.

Since joining Channel 4 News in 2006 she has broadcast a string of scoops, including sexual harassment allegations against the Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard, and an investigation into a British sex offender, Simon Harris, which saw him jailed for 17 years. Newman also writes about politics for the Telegraph, regularly appears on Have I Got News for You, and was a judge on the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015.

Cathy noted:"I'm delighted to support the wonderful work KIDS does. I know what a lifeline the charity is for so many parents and their children, and I hope it goes from strength to strength."

Our Chief Executive Caroline Stevens added: "We are thrilled to have Cathy Newman on board as our newest patron. With her wealth of experience in the broadcasting industry, we are looking forward to working closely with her going forwards."


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