Catherine Crier

Catherine Crier

Emmy Award-winning Journalist and Best-Selling Author

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Emmy Award-Winning Journalist and Best-Selling Author

An Emmy and duPont-Columbia Award-winning journalist, and the youngest state judge to ever be elected in Texas, Catherine Crier is now a managing partner in Cajole Entertainment developing television, film and documentary projects.


A Dallas native, Crier earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and international affairs from the University of Texas and her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University School of Law. She began her career in law in 1978 as an Assistant District Attorney then Felony Chief Prosecutor for the Dallas County District Attorney's office. From 1982 to 1984, Crier was a civil litigation attorney with Riddle & Brown, handling complex business and corporate matters. In 1984, she was elected to the 162nd District Court in Dallas County, Texas as a State District Judge. During her tenure on the bench, Crier also served as Administrative Judge for the Civil District Courts and worked extensively with the ABA, National Judicial College, and Texas Legislature on legal issues. Shortly after her reelection to a second term on the bench, a chance meeting with a television news executive led to a dramatic career change.

Early Career

In September, 1989, Crier was hired to co-anchor the premiere evening newscast on CNN. Additionally, she co-anchored Inside Politics, all election coverage, and hosted Crier & Company, a talk show covering news, politics and international issues.


Crier joined ABC News in 1993, where she served as a correspondent and as a regular substitute anchor for Peter Jennings on ABC's World News Tonight, as well as a substitute host for Ted Koppel's Nightline. She also worked as a correspondent on 20/20, the network's prime time news magazine program. Crier was awarded a 1996 Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for her work on the segment "The Predators" which examined nursing home abuses throughout the United States.


In October of '96, Crier became one of the founding television anchors for the Fox News Channel, with her prime time program, The Crier Report, a live, hour-long nightly show, during which she interviewed the leading news makers of the day. Additionally, she co-anchored the evening news, election coverage and Fox Files, a magazine news show aired on the parent network.


Catherine joined Court TV's distinguished team of anchors in November 1999. She served as Executive Editor, Legal News Specials, in addition to hosting Catherine Crier Live, a fast-paced, live daily series, covering the day's "front-page" stories, until joining Cajole Entertainment in 2007.


Crier released her first book, the NYTimes bestseller, The Case Against Lawyers in October, 2002. Her second book, A Deadly Game: The Untold Story of the Scott Peterson Investigation became a #1 NYTimes bestseller and was followed by Contempt--How the Right is Wronging American Justice, and Final Analysis: The Untold Story of the Susan Polk Murder Case. Her fifth book, Patriot Acts--What Americans Must Do to Save the Republic, was published on November 1, 2011. Her sixth book,

Patriot Acts—What Americans Must Do to Save the Republic

Based on her new book, Catherine evaluates the domestic and international scene with historical context and political analysis to better understand this moment in history and where the nation is headed.

Examining Current Events

A balanced look at major domestic and international happenings and the current political scene, leaving the audience with a better understanding of these events and issues.

The Case Against Lawyers

Catherine passionately speaks on how the lawyers, politicians, and bureaucrats have turned the law into an instrument of tyranny—and what we as citizens have to do about it.

You Make the Difference

Empowering the individual in a society that often discourages leadership, creativity and assertiveness.


Catherine is frequently called upon to moderate panel discussions on a wide range of topics including Politics, Education, Technology, Commerce, Journalism, Law and Medical issues. Her preparation and ability to engage the nation’s experts on a variety of subjects have received rave reviews for over two decades.

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Recent Books

  • Patriot Acts: What Americans Must Do to Save the Republic
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  • Final Analysis: The Untold Story of the Susan Polk Murder Case
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  • "Nobody captivates and inspires a crowd like Catherine Crier. A recent panel discussion that Catherine moderated for American Women in Radio & Television was hailed as one of 'the best' programs our guests ever attended, thanks to Catherine's skill as moderator and host. She exudes intelligence, humor, style and grace in all that she does."

    Ellen Schned, American Women In Radio and Television
  • "We had a tremendous response to your comprehensive, intelligent and thought-provoking commentary. Our guests expressed their enjoyment in the collaborative effort of the panel discussion focused on the economic, political and worldly topics. I could not have better planned the blend of personalities, professionalism and the delightful variance of opinion among those who participated in this noteworthy discussion... I certainly appreciate the talent you brought to the round table. Your experience as a State District Judge and news commentator provided insight, a difference of opinion and added tremendous value to messages of the panel."

    Dennis Simon, Crossroads, LLC
  • "Catherine Crier's keynote address was extremely well received. We were honored to have her join us."

    Bay Path College
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