An Emmy Award-winning journalist and the youngest state judge to ever be elected in Texas, Catherine Crier joined Court TV's distinguished team of anchors in November 1999.She was recently named the Executive Editor, Legal News Specials, in addition to hosting Catherine Crier Live. Crier, a Texas -bred independent with a passion for justice, debates with her guests the provocative topics of the day.
Prior to joining Court TV. Crier anchored The Crier Report, for Fox News Channel, a live, one-hour interview program, where she interviewed celebrities & the leading newsmakers of the day. Crier joined Fox News after spending three and half years at ABC News. There, she served as a correspondent and regular substitute anchor for Peter Jennings on ABC's World News Tonight. as well as a substitute for Ted Koppel's Nightline.She also worked as a correspondent on 20/20. Crier was awarded a 1996 Emmy for outstanding investigative journalism on the segment "The Predators" which examined nursing home abuses throughtout the United States.

Criere began her television career at CNN. She was co-anchor of both Inside Politics '92 and The World Today. Additionally, she hosted Crier and Company, a live half hour news talk show.

Prior to her accomplished career in televison journalism, Crier presided over the 162nd District Court in Dallas County, Texas as a State Judge. When she took the bench in 1984, she became the youngest elected State Judge in Texas history. From 1982 to 1984, Crier was a civil litigation attorney in Dallas and before that, an Assistant District Attorney and Felony Chief Prosecutor for the Dallas County District Attorney’s office from 1978 to 1981.

Crier has received numerous awards and honors throughout her prestigious career. In 1996 she received Les Femmes du Monde Award which is sponsored by the Dallas Council on World Affairs. University of Texas at Austin awarded her the 1990 Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award. She was recognized as one of TV Guide's “Dynamic Dozen” in 1990. Also in that year, the American Bar Association’s, Barrister magazine honored her among their "Twenty Young Lawyers Who Make a Difference".

Crier, a native of Dallas, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and international affairs from the University of Texas. She received a Juris Doctor in two and a half years from Southern Methodist University School of Law.

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