By Brian Stelter, CNN Business
Updated 11:44 AM ET, Thu October 31, 2019
New York (CNN Business)In another major defection from the newsroom of Fox News, Catherine Herridge is joining CBS News as a senior investigative correspondent.
Herridge, Fox’s chief intelligence correspondent, was a founding employee of Fox News in 1996 and a leader in the network’s Washington bureau.
She was in talks to join CBS before Shep Smith, also a founding Fox employee, resigned on October 11 in the middle of a multi-year contract, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.
Herridge’s Fox contract expired over the summer. Fox wanted her to renew, but knew her exit was a possibility, one of the sources said. Friday will be her last day.