TV political news analyst Cathy Areu has been called a "maven" by NPR, one of New York City's "most influential women" by the Oxygen TV Network, a "woman of vision" by DC's WashFM, an "infobabe" by Rush Limbaugh, a “genius” by Neil Cavuto, a “liberal loon” by Howard Kurtz, a popular “liberal analyst” by Bill O’Reilly (and a few other things by Howard Stern). Hey, it's good to be talked about.
October 14, 2014 was proclaimed "Cathy Areu Appreciation Day" in Manhattan, New York, in honor of Cathy’s work as a groundbreaking woman in the media industry.
Cathy is best known as Fox News’ liberal news analyst and activist as she often debates the most popular Fox hosts, pundits, and notables in U.S. politics.
In 2001, Cathy became the publisher of the national Latina magazine, CATALINA, created to break stereotypes and show a positive side of the U.S. Hispanic community. In its first year, CATALINA earned the “Lead Launch” distinction by Folio magazine; and reached an audited circulation of 500,000 by 2004, making it the largest lifestyle magazine targeting Hispanic women in the nation. Today, CATALINA is a brand which continues to represent minorities in the U.S., provides a voice for the Hispanic community, and promotes peaceful activism.
For over a decade, Cathy worked as a contributing editor for The Washington Post Magazine, creating her popular “First Person Singular” column showcasing one-on-one interviews with First Lady Laura Bush, Secretary of State James Baker, Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Senator Al Franken, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, and countless others.
Cathy also briefly served as a Senior Advisor in media for the Health and Human Services Department in the Bush Administration in Washington, D.C. in 2008.
As an activist, entrepreneur, and liberal political news analyst, Cathy’s controversial views span from U.S. politics to Latino issues to pop culture to the state of the nation’s education system. Cathy can be seen every week on Fox News shows including The O’Reilly Factor, Cavuto’s Your World, Fox and Friends, The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan, and the political satirical comedy show Red Eye, Fox Business’ Bulls and Bears, Risk and Reward, Cavuto’s Coast to Coast, and Cashin’ In with Charles Payne. She also is known by millions of listeners for her national Fox News’ satellite radio tours.
During the 2016 Presidential election, Cathy helped launch the web series “Red Mom Blue Mom” with friend and fellow Fox News’ pundit, Rachel Campos Duffy, on Today.com. As the “Blue Mom,” Cathy debated today’s hottest topics – from parenting issues to political debates – all from the liberal point of view. The series was created and produced by NBC for Today.com.
Cathy is the author of the non-fiction inspirational book: Latino Wisdom, and is currently working on her second non-fiction book about the power of women.