Catherine is a good friend with former MSNBC anchor Rita Cosby.
Catherine has filled in for MSNBC's "The Abrams Report" and "Scarborough Country."
In August 2005 Catherine hosted a primetime special that brought her book on the Scott Peterson case to television for Court TV. The special was titled "A Deadly Game," the same name of her book and included an interview with Amber Frey and a police officer that was on the case.
Catherine Crier was called a "far left loon" by Bill O'Reilly.
Catherine Crier was absent from her Court TV show during the very end of the Michael Jackson case and for much of verdict watch. She was however on during verdict day. However, she was not on the air the following days to interview the jurors or discuss the aftermath of the verdict. Lisa Bloom filled in.
Catherine claimed on "Rita Cosby: Live & Direct" on 8/9/05 that she "watched all the testimony" in the Michael Jackson trial. But that cannot be true because Catherine was in New York and not in the courtroom during the trial. There were no cameras in the courtroom. Diane Dimond was in the courtroom for Court TV.
In 2007, Court TV did not renew Catherine's contract and canceled her talk show which was their #1 program during daytime.
Catherine worked as a Correspondent for the Fox Files from 1998 thru 2001, at which time she took the anchor position on Catherine Crier Live.
Crier was awarded an Emmy in 1996 for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for her piece "The Predators" which examined nursing home abuse.
Catherine received her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University School of Law.
Crier was a Texas State District Judge for the 162nd District Court in Dallas County. She subsequently became the youngest elected state judge in Texas history.
Catherine graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and international affairs.