Women's Forum Global Meeting 2023


Catherine Porter

The New York Times

International Correspondent


Catherine Porter is an international correspondent for The New York Times based in Paris, covering breaking news, politics and social movements in France. She has been a journalist for more than a quarter century, reporting from Canada, Senegal, India, Cuba, Morocco, and Haiti, where she arrived soon after the 2010 earthquake and returned more than two dozen times to report. In 2019, she published a book about her ties to Haiti called “A Girl Named Lovely.” She has won two Canadian National Newspaper Awards, and was part of a team that won the George Polk Award in Reporting for an investigation of the assassination of Haiti’s president. She earned a bachelor’s degree from McGill University in English literature and history, and a master’s degree from York University in English literature. She is married to a lovely, patient man and has two teenage children.