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Areu obtained her B.A. in English literature from Florida State University in 1992, and a master's degree in English education from Nova Southeastern University, also in Florida. She became a tenured teacher in Florida and gained certification as a teacher in New Jersey.
Career and personal life
From 2001 to 2012, Areu conducted interviews for the Washington Post's "First Person Singular" column, including with Laura Bush, Al Franken, Alberto Gonzales, Nancy Pelosi and Al Sharpton. She contributed to Latina Style in 2001; she also contributed to People magazine and USA Weekend. In 2001 she founded Catalina, a magazine aimed at Hispanic women. Her book, Latino Wisdom, a collection of stories about America's best-known Hispanic figures, was published by Barricade Books in 2006.
Areu has appeared on various political talk shows, including Fox News's The O'Reilly Factor, The Sean Hannity Show and Tucker Carlson Tonight; Prime News and Showbiz Tonight on HLN; AC360 and Campbell Brown on CNN; and MSNBC's The Daily Rundown. As of 2018 she is the "Liberal Sherpa" on Tucker Carlson Tonight. She has two daughters.
- (2006). Latino Wisdom: Celebrity Stories of Hope, Inspiration, and Success to Recharge Your Mind, Body, and Soul. Fort Lee, N.J.: Barricade Books. ISBN 1-569-80309-9
- "The Liberal Sherpa". Fox News. Archived from the original on 18 October 2018.
- Clemons, Emily (5 March 2017). "Journalist and FSU alumna Cathy Areu to visit campus". FSU News.
- "New Jersey teacher tells first-graders Santa is not real". Hannity. Fox News. 3 December 2018. See interview with Cathy Areu at 00:01:12 and 00:03:40.
- For example, Areu, Cathy (11 March 2001). "Alberto R. Gonzales – White House Counsel, Washington". The Washington Post.
Areu, Cathy (10 March 2002). "Laura Bush – First Lady, Washington". The Washington Post.
Areu, Cathy (16 May 2004). "The Rev. Al Sharpton – former Democratic presidential candidate". The Washington Post.
Areu, Cathy (27 August 2006). "A Conversation With Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Minority Leader". The Washington Post.
Areu, Cathy (19 September 2012). "First Person Singular: Rosie Rios, 47, Potomac, U.S. Treasurer". The Washington Post.
- Alexander, Andrew (4 July 2010). "Post policies fuel reader confusion on when writers can offer opinion". The Washington Post.
- Jones, Sabrina (16 February 2004). "Magazines Chase Latina Readers". The Washington Post.
- Areu, Cathy (2006). Latino Wisdom: Celebrity Stories of Hope, Inspiration, and Success to Recharge Your Mind, Body, and Soul. Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade Books. ISBN 1-569-80309-9. OCLC 65198026.
- "Cathy Areu". Collaborative Agency Group. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
- Areu, Cathy (28 September 2016). "I just wanted my kids to share my politics; turns out, I was doing it wrong". TODAY.