Cathy Areu

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Cathy Areu
OccupationJournalist and news analyst
Years active2001–Present

Cathy Areu is a Cuban American journalist and news analyst.


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.[1] She became a tenured teacher in Florida and gained certification as a teacher in New Jersey.[2]

Career and personal life[edit]

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.[3][4] 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.[5][4] Her book, Latino Wisdom, a collection of stories about America's best-known Hispanic figures, was published by Barricade Books in 2006.[6] Areu is the author of Latino Wisdom (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.[7][8] She has two daughters.[9]


  • (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


  1. ^ Clemons, Emily (5 March 2017). "Journalist and FSU alumna Cathy Areu to visit campus". FSU News.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ 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.

  4. ^ a b Alexander, Andrew (4 July 2010). "Post policies fuel reader confusion on when writers can offer opinion". The Washington Post.
  5. ^ Jones, Sabrina (16 February 2004). "Magazines Chase Latina Readers". The Washington Post.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Cathy Areu". Collaborative Agency Group. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  8. ^ "The Liberal Sherpa". Fox News. Archived from the original on 18 October 2018.
  9. ^ Areu, Cathy (28 September 2016). "I just wanted my kids to share my politics; turns out, I was doing it wrong". TODAY.