Court TV, and Author, The Case Against Lawyers
Catherine Crier has worked as a broadcast journalist since 1989. Currently with Court TV, she hosts Catherine Crier Live, a daily show that addresses the legal perspective of the day's "front-page" story. She also serves as executive editor of legal news specials. Earlier, she anchored Crier Today and hosted the series The System and numerous specials.
For the Fox News Channel, Ms. Crier anchored The Crier Report, a nightly live interview program. During her three and a half years at ABC News, she was a correspondent on 20/20 and also a substitute anchor for Peter Jennings on ABC's World News Tonight and substitute host on Nightline. Her television career began at CNN, where she co-anchored both Inside Politics '92 and The World Today as well as hosting Crier & Company, a live, news talk show.
Prior to her work in television, Ms. Crier was a district court judge, the youngest elected state judge in Texas history. She also practiced civil law and worked as a criminal prosecutor.
Ms. Crier has received many awards, including a duPont-Columbia Award for her work on the documentary "The Interrogation of Michael Crowe," and the Gracie Allen award for the special "Grandmothers: Voices from Oklahoma City." She received a 1996 Emmy for outstanding investigative journalism for her work on "The Predators," which examined nursing home abuses throughout the U.S, and in 1990 she was recognized as one of TV Guide's "Dynamic Dozen." She is the author of a recent book, The Case Against Lawyers.
Ms. Crier earned a B.A. in political science and international affairs from the University of Texas. She received her J.D. from Southern Methodist University School of Law.