Catherine Callaway is the anchor for the half-hour CNN Tonight beginning at 1 a.m. (ET) weekdays on CNN/U.S. This edition of CNN Tonight serves as the evening newscast for CNN's West Coast viewers. Named to this position in February 2001, Callaway previously was the weekend anchor for CNN Headline News. She is based in the network's world headquarters in Atlanta.
Callaway began her career at CNN in 1993, where she anchored CNN newscasts Saturdays and Sundays. Callaway joined CNN Headline News in November 1997. She has also served as a correspondent for CNN and CNN Newsource, covering stories that included space shuttle launches, the Paula Jones lawsuit in Little Rock, Ark., the Andrew Cunanan search in Miami and the Summer Olympics in Atlanta. She has also hosted various CNN feature shows on parenting, food and travel.
Before joining CNN, Callaway was an anchor and reporter for WBMG-TV in Birmingham, Ala., from 1989-1993. Her responsibilities included anchoring the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts, covering general assignment stories and producing cover stories, specials and promotions. In this position, Callaway made numerous speeches and public appearances, as well as hosting and co-producing an annual leukemia telethon.
She also worked as a general assignment reporter and anchor at WAFF-TV in Huntsville, Ala., from 1988-1989 and at WJSU-TV in Anniston, Ala., from 1987-1988.
Callaway has been honored by the Associated Press with several awards, including AP Pacemaker awards for Best Spot News Coverage, Best Coverage of a Planned Event and AP Best Reporter.
Callaway earned a bachelor's degree in commercial advertising and communication from Jacksonville State University, graduating with honors.