Cathleen Trigg-Jones is a social entrepreneur and executive with a background in journalism, multi-media production, public relations, marketing, public speaking and executive coaching. She has created and leads three independent media companies: iWomanTV, the first mass-market over-the-top streaming news and entertainment network created by women and about women; Catscape Productions, an award-winning multimedia production company; and Trigg Global Media, a strategic marketing, crisis communications, and business consulting practice for global CEOs and Fortune 500 companies.
Cathleen began her career working as a news reporter for WBOC-TV before being tapped by then United State’s Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. to be the Press Assistant in his Delaware Senate Office. After returning to television, she worked her way up through the ranks of several news markets, eventually landing her dream job in New York City where she was quickly recognized for her quality journalism, winning an EMMY Award while reporting and anchoring the WWOR and WNYW news broadcasts.
Since that time, Cathleen has produced hundreds of projects and co-starred in more than two dozen TV shows and films, including Power, Madam Secretary, House of Cards, Homeland, and the Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyes On Me. She is the Executive Producer and Host of the iWoman Report on iWoman TV, and the talk show Chic Chat which aired on iOne Digital. She is also the creator and co-star of the hit docu-series We Are The Joneses, which aired on Discovery Life and BET Centric.
From the start, Cathleen has been grounded by her core values of integrity, clarity, compassion, and drive. In addition to her Emmy Award, she has been honored with the Black Women In Media Award, A Child’s Hero Award by CASA of Essex, NJ, and the BMW Women of Excellence Award and has been nominated for the Women’s Image Network Award.
In 2006, Cathleen created Trigg House, a nonprofit, direct-service organization to offer foster children who are about to become emancipated from the state foster care system the resources needed to help them make a smooth transition into the real world and independent living. Trigg-Jones experienced the foster care system as a child and saw a deep and growing need for energetic, nonprofit work in this area that provides sensible solutions. She is a New York State Court Appointed Special Advocate for Foster Children and serves on the boards of Operation Keloid, the Columbia University Double Discovery Center, and the Black Entrepreneur Initiative.
Cathleen is a dynamic executive with demonstrated success building and leading complex projects and organizations. Her businesses are certified by the NY/NJ Minority Supplier Development Council and operate as Minority Women Business Enterprises. She received her BA in Journalism from Delaware State University.