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Andrea Catherwood

Andrea Catherwood

Andrea Catherwood is an award-winning broadcast journalist, television newscaster, documentary maker, and radio presenter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Since 1983, she has presented numerous news and current affairs programmes for BBC Northern Ireland, NBC Asia, ITN, Bloomberg Television and BBC Radio 4, and has regularly contributed to newspapers and magazines. Her long-spanning international reporting career has taken her all over the world where she has reported from the frontlines of conflict zones and covered major global events such as the Omagh Bombing, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the invasion of Iraq, and the Handover of Hong Kong. Her broadcasting career began in 1984 when, at just age 16, she was awarded ‘Young Presenter of the Year’ for her role presenting a current affairs programme for youth viewership at the BBC Northern Ireland. Following these formative career successes, she moved to ITN where she presented various news programmes from 1998 until 2006. In 2001, whilst working as an ITN correspondent in Afghanistan, she was injured in a grenade explosion during a Taliban suicide bombing at a prison on the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif. After leaving ITN, she later joined Bloomberg Television where she presented a daily business programme titled “The Last Word with Andrea Catherwood” often interviewing political leaders and financial experts. To date, Andrea Catherwood continues to present BBC Radio 4 programmes and contributes to other journalistic endeavours, writing for numerous newspapers and publications such as the Mail on Sunday, The Times, the Guardian and The Independent. She is also an Ambassador of the Hope Foundation and Integrated Education charity.

This archive contains a selection of material that was generously loaned by Andrea Catherwood for the Linen Hall Library's 'Sparks' exhibition which explored the diverse roles of women in Northern Ireland since 1965, and formed part of the wider extraORDINARYwomen project. This online collection is a small sample of Andrea Catherwood's archives and consists of press passes, photographs and handwritten extracts from her notebooks.

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