|From the age of seven, EMMY Award winning Journalist Cathleen Trigg knew she would
one day be gracing the screen of television. As a young girl growing up in Dover, Delaware
she used to dream of being a movie star or host of her own talk show. She put on plays
for her neighbors and even set up a mock radio station in her house where she would
pretend to do interviews with some of the world's most famous celebrities.
As fate and years of hard work would have it, Cathleen eventually did make her dream come
true. Seen nightly reporting and anchoring the weekend newscasts for UPN 9 News, Cathleen
Trigg has established herself as one of the most versatile and well respected journalists in the #1
TV market. Although she can commonly be seen interviewing celebrities such as Patty LaBelle,
Jennifer Lopez and P. Diddy, it is not uncommon to find Cathleen putting on a more serious hat
and tackling such hard hitting investigative stories as "Aids in the Church" and "Modern Day
Slavery". In fact, it was her series of reports exposing these two issues that won Cathleen two
2002 Emmy Award nominations for outstanding reporting. But it is her 2003 Emmy Award
for best educational reporting that Cathleen is most proud of.
Prior to moving to New York, Cathleen was a 5 o'clock Anchor at CBS affiliate, WTKR-TV
in Norfolk, Virginia, where she made her mark as a fearless, yet compassionate Investigative
Reporter. She began her career in Journalism while still in college working as a free-lance
reporter for the Dover Herald, an African-American newspaper published in Delaware.
Just before graduating from college, she accepted her first "on-air" job as a News Anchor
at WAFL-Radio in Milford, and from there moved into Television becoming a
General Assignment Reporter for ABC affiliate, WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Maryland.
By 1994, Cathleen was searching for a bigger challenge. She decided to leave television after
personally being asked to join the staff of United States Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-DE),
where she spent a year traveling between Washington and Delaware as the Senator's Delaware
Press Assistant and spokesperson. Although a very flattering and challenging position to be in,
Ms. Trigg found that her love and desire to tell compelling stories would only allow her
to stay off camera for a year. She returned to television in 1995, accepting a position as
Crime Reporter and fill-in Anchor at ABC affiliate, WRIC-TV in Richmond, Virginia,
where she was also able to fulfill another dream, hosting and co-producing
a half-hour weekly teen talk show called "Rich Talk."
A Graduate of Delaware State University in her hometown of Dover, Delaware, Cathleen
received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 1992. She has been named Alumnae
of the Year twice by the University's Mass Communication's Society and was recognized
last year as one of the University's most successful graduates.
Today, Cathleen lives in New York City with her husband and children. In addition to her career
in television, she and her husband are real estate developers in Upper Manhattan. Cathleen is a
member of the New York Association of Black Journalists and Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority,
and serves on the board of AHEAD, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides educational,
medical and agricultural assistance to underserved communities around the world.
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