After leaving school in 1989 Catriona went on to complete a Diploma in Journalism.
After leaving school in 1989 Catriona went on to complete a Diploma in Journalism. She has been a news researcher and newsreader and in 1992 she was one of the 8,000 applicants to apply for a reporter's job on Wonderworld. She began as a researcher, went on to become a reporter and in 1994 became the host of the show. At the same time she was a presenter on Radio Triple J and host of What's Up Doc which meant each week she was working out of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. In 1996 Catriona joined the Getaway team as a reporter.