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Andrea Catherwood is a well regarded international television presenter and journalist.
Andrea has anchored ITV News, been a regular on This Morning, presented business briefings for Bloomberg and interviewed Aung San Suu Kyi.
Following an honours degree in Law from the University of Manchester, in 1990 Andrea Catherwood joined Ulster Television where she spent three years as a news and features reporter. In 1993 she joined NBC Asia in Hong Kong as a news reporter, covering the handover of Hong Kong to China and the 1997 stock-market turmoil. She travelled extensively throughout Asia, and in Burma interviewed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi,
She joined ITN in April 1998 starting as newscaster and senior reporter for ITV News, presenting the ITV Morning News and providing special reports for News at Ten. She then became medical correspondent for ITV News. Having joined Five News in 2000 as a main news presenter, she moved back to ITV in 2001.
In November 2001 she was the first British journalist into Mazari Sharif after the Northern Alliance captured the city from Taliban forces. She produced a number of reports, which received wide coverage in the British press. Catherwood was reporting from inside the prison at the beginning of the Taliban prisoners uprising when one exploded a concealed grenade that killed five people. Catherwood was injured in the knee by shrapnel.
In 2003, she was promoted and made the main anchor of the ITV Weekend News, plus a relief presenter on the ITV Lunchtime News and ITV Evening News.
In July 2009, to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the NASA moon landings, ITN produced five special 10-minute programmes for ITV entitled Mission to the Moon - News from 1969. Catherwood, a former ITN newscaster and correspondent, reported for these specials.
Andrea has anchored bulletins for Channel 5, NBC Asia and CNBC Hong Kong - for whom she also hosted a daily live business programme. On a lighter note she has made guest appearances on The Weakest Link, Vernon Kay’s Gameshow Marathon and Hell’s Kitchen.
Catherwood is now a weekly contributor to This Morning, as well as writing for The Mail on Sunday.
Born and raised in Northern Ireland, Andrea speaks fluent Spanish and French.