Cathy Newman has shared advice with women who feel the social pressure of aging.
speaking to the timesNewsnight presenter, who has just published her third book The Ladder, the 49-year-old said she will never get Botox.
And she has revealed her technique for dealing with the normal aging process and the process her own face is going through, while resisting the pressure to give in to invasive anti-aging procedures.
While Cathy doesn’t see herself on TV, writing in The Ladder, she recommended that women learn to accept their faces as they grow up by looking in the mirror.
She wrote: “Train yourself to look at your reflection and see beyond the lines.”
Cathy Newman (pictured at The Tina Turner Musical gala night in September 2023) has spoken about how she is ‘training’ herself to get used to ageing.
Refusing to give in to anti-aging procedures is a bold move, as female presenters have traditionally extended their careers by looking younger than they are thanks to surgery and Botox.
But speaking to the Times about how “a normally aging 49-year-old female face… is becoming an anomaly on screen,” Cathy revealed that as she approaches 50, she’s been thinking a lot about getting older.” lately”. .
And he added: ‘For men, 50 years can be a milestone that gives them seriousness. But when a woman turns 50, if you’re on TV you say, “When are you going to have plastic surgery?”
‘Everyone has insecurities about their appearance. But bags and wrinkles are also 30 years of wisdom and experience and life. And I love that about being 50 years old. If women want to do (surgery), that’s their choice. But it’s definitely not my choice. I’d like to look good when I get older, but I get older.’
However, he added, he has “really good” lighting at home, so he might leave the house thinking it looks great, “but maybe it doesn’t matter.”
Cathy has worked at Channel 4 News since 2006 and became its first presenter in 2011.
She also hosts a Friday night radio show for the Times, called The Ladder (which is where she got the name of her book), where she interviews successful women at the top of their field.
The book is described as a “distillation” of the show, including interviews with women with careers as diverse as Angela Rayner, Davina McCall and Mary Beard.
The journalist has written her third book, called The Ladder, the same name as her Friday night radio show on the Times.
However, instead, to many, she may be best known for her 2018 Channel 4 interview with Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson.
During the 30-minute interview, Newman grilled the University of Toronto psychology professor about his radical views on differences between men and women in the workplace and the limits of free speech.
The exchange has since been viewed more than three million times on Channel 4 News’ YouTube page.
Following the intense stand-off, Channel 4 called in security experts after Cathy received death threats and online abuse.
Sick messages posted online after the interview included ‘RIP Cathy Newman’ and ‘Cathy Newman, we know where you live.’
The mother of two was also called a ‘b****’ in more than 500 posts and was the target of other obscene and misogynistic messages.
Cathy Newman says male colleagues like Jon Snow haven’t received the same level of trolling as her
Critical comments were expected, but the death threats caused great alarm. Ben de Pear, editor of Channel 4 News, condemned the trolls and called the abuse a “terrible indictment of the times we live in”.
He tweeted: “Our Channel 4 News on-screen journalists hope to be held to account for their journalism, but the level of vicious and misogynistic abuse, meanness and threats to Cathy Newman is an unacceptable response to robust and engaging debate.”
The journalist suffered even more distress yesterday when her daughter, then 13, found a pornographic model on Instagram of her mother with Dr. Peterson.
Speaking about the incident with the Times, he said he remembers talking about trolling with his longtime on-screen partner Jon Snow, who was shocked by the meme as he “didn’t understand any of it.”
The Ladder by Cathy Newman (HarperCollins £18.99) is available now.