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"I'm a girl. And your boss, and powerful, and rich and hot and smart."
—Cat to Kara Danvers[src]

Cat Grant is the powerful CEO of CatCo Worldwide Media and therefore is Kara's boss. Cat has worked very hard from the ground up to get where she is as CEO.


Early Life

Cat Grant was from Metropolis the only daughter of Katherine Grant. She had a tough childhood with her mother always correcting her.[1] She started off as the assistant of Perry White at the Daily Planet, working hard enough until she had the chance to write an article for the gossip column.It was during this time her rivalry with Lois Lane began.[2]

While still young she met and married a man having a son together called Adam Foster. But when they broke up they had a custody battle over him, with Cat eventually dropping the suit and letting Adam go live with his father.[3]

Much later she moved to National City and started CatCo Worldwide Media. She later had another son named Carter Grant who lives with her.[4]


Kara Danvers got a job interview for the assistant at CatCo Worldwide Media. At first Cat was dismissive of Kara as just another millennial, but due to her unusual behavior and what appeared to be initiative, but was just Kara using her powers she was offered the job on the spot. [5]

Branding Supergirl

Cat presenting James with a dilemma

Cat was almost forced to downsize the Tribune, but due to the newly found mysterious heroine who had saved Flight 237, she was able to save it by using her to create new headlines, with Grant ordering her employees to get her exclusive content for the Tribune. She later dubbed the heroine Supergirl, much to the annoyance of her personal assistant, Kara Danvers.[6]A week later, Cat came into work after having breakfast with Ruth Bader Ginsburg. After being handed her latte by Kara, she called a content meeting, during which she brought up to the attendees Supergirl's most recent heroic failure. Cat continued by emphasizing that it had been the lead story on the Daily Planet 's homepage, their fifth in as many days. In an attempt to save Supergirl from self-immolation, Cat told her employees that they would take control of Supergirl's narrative and scoop the Daily Planet, telling them that she wanted an interview with Supergirl. Cat questioned whether James Olsen could approach the situation to Superman the next time they met, though James was reluctant to do so. She concluded the meeting by telling her employees that she wanted the interview by the end of the week, after which she expressed to Kara to get her head out of the clouds and back behind the desk where it belonged. The next day when questioned by Kara on why Cat criticized Supergirl when she was in fact trying to save the city, Cat explained to Kara that Supergirl needed to start with smaller targets and work her way up, as she was still relatively new to being a superhero. The following day she gave James the dilemma of getting her the interview with Supergirl within the following 24 hours, or being fired and return to his old position as an art director in Metropolis. She later called him while on her way home from work to tell him that even though she gave him 24 hours, if he hadn't gotten the interview, she wanted to set up meetings with new art directors to replace him. However, James told her that the interview had already begun, telling her to look outside of her car window. Doing so, she realized that her car was being carried in air by Supergirl. After the car was put down on a mountain plateau and Cat opens her eyes, she opens her door and steps out to see Supergirl floating in the air stating how James said Miss Grant wanted to talk so she was ready to talk .[2]

Interview with Supergirl

Cat interviewed Supergirl.[7]

Leslie Willis

Leslie Willis began her annual Thanksgiving week rant on her radio show, Alive and Wired With Leslie Willis. Announcing that the topic of choice for the rant was Supergirl, Leslie went on with her rant, with James Olsen, Winn Schott, and Cat Grant all listening with outrage. Soon after, Kara listened in to the conversation Cat was having with Leslie in her office. Cat reminded Leslie that she had warned her not to go after Supergirl, though Leslie brought up that was apart of their dynamic. An argument between the two ensued, with Cat transferring Leslie over to the traffic chopper, instead of buying her out of her contract. Leslie is injured in an accident and a National City Hospital, Kara and Cat visited Leslie, with Cat asking Kara how much time had to pass before it was appropriate for them to leave. After the two discussed Leslie's lack of family, and gifts from her fans in the room, Kara mentioned that Supergirl must feel awful. However, Cat shot back that she shouldn't as she saved Leslie, and that if anyone should feel bad it was her, as she was the one who had put her into the helicopter. After, Cat decided that they had been there long enough. Though before leaving, Cat attempted to coax Leslie who was still in a coma, awake. Cat alone on Thanksgiving explained that she had a last minute conference call to London and Beijing, yet nothing was working. Kara brought up that it was a possible sign that Cat shouldn't be working on the holiday, with Cat remarking that liked to do so. After mentioning that she needed Winn's help with the technical problems, the electricity in the building went out, with Leslie appearing on the screens in Cat's office, intent on settling the score with Cat. Appearing before the two, Leslie attacked Kara and Cat. While hiding, Cat sent Kara to go alert the security floors below. Leslie continued to look for Cat, eventually finding her and confronting her, telling Cat that she had transcended. Attempting to electrocute Cat, Supergirl came in through a window, shielding her from the blast, and attempting to plead with Leslie. Supergirl soon told Cat to leave, though Leslie followed her, messing up the elevator after she got in, and then escaping. Henshaw was soon after asked by Cat whether or not the F.B.I. was going to reimburse her for the damages they were doing to her building, though Henshaw told her that if she would allow them to put in a secure location it wouldn't be happening. However, Cat announced that CatCo would be open the next day for Black Friday, as she didn't get to her current position by running. Kara asked if Cat needed anything, she was told that she could go home. The two soon had a conversation about the death of Kara's parents, her current family problems, and Cat's problems with her own mother. Deciding that it was her fault that Leslie turned into a monster, Kara agreed to ask the FBI for a direct line to Supergirl, as well as taking Cat's offer to go home. At CatCo, Supergirl flew to Cat's balcony, with Cat suggesting they work together to capture Livewire, with Supergirl agreed to. Cat called Leslie out on her radio show, telling Leslie to meet her "where it all began", as her grudge wasn't with National City, it was with her. There, Cat attempted to plead with Leslie, though to no avail. Supergirl appeared, and the two fought, with Leslie gaining the upper-hand and electrocuting Supergirl. However, Cat was able to distract Leslie long enough for Supergirl to grab a water pipe under the street and short out Leslie with it. The next day at CatCo, Kara brought Winn left overs from Thanksgiving, and he revealed to her that what he was grateful for was her, kissing Kara on the cheek. Kara then greeted both James and Lucy, asking them about their trip. After Lucy left, James asked Kara how she was doing, to which she told him that she was glad to have him back. Kara was then questioned by Cat as to which story she would racy story she would run for the day, though Cat decided against both options, instead going with a photo-essay about people who spent their holiday volunteering at soup kitchens and shelters. Cat then admitted that there was a lot she didn't know about Kara, and that needed to change.[8]

Carter Grant

Cat had Kara pick up her son Carter Grant from school and brought to CatCo Worldwide Media. There, Carter admitted to being a Supergirl fan after seeing a news report about her on a television. Soon after, Carter was introduced to Winn Schott, who told Carter that he had good taste. Carter was then watched by Winn while Kara took care of an emergency errand. With Winn, the two played a shooting video game in Cat's office. The next day, Carter sneaks off to ride Maxwell Lord's Super Train. He and the rest of the passengers were alerted to the threat of Ethan Knox on board, though they were all saved by Supergirl. The following day, Carter met with his mother before being sent off to school, asking if Kara could watch him again, though Cat refused.[9]

Katherine Grant

Cat was having a tough time because her mother; Katherine Grant was visiting and of course gives Cat no respect. Cat takes it out on Kara. Kara yells back at Cat. Kara immediately apologizes. Cat takes them both out for a drink Kara gives a cup of water to Cat Cat drops a glass and it breaks. Kara starts to pick up the pieces, and get a cut on her finger. She stares at the cut in amazement and says, "I'm bleeding".[10]

Supergirl Missing

Kara came down with a cold and informs Winn about her status, and when Cat sees her sneeze she sends Kara home for the rest of the day. During an Earthquake Cat informing necessary personnel to stay while Winn gets everything back online. Cat was shocked to learn that Supergirl was not around to help. When Supergirl got her powers back she demands to know why Supergirl abandoned them. However, Supergirl informs Cat that she already inspired both humanity, and Supergirl, to tackle things. [11]

Hostile Takeover

The news has leaked about Cat's e-mail server being hacked, revealing embarrassing messages from Cat that are damaging even her lawyers are suggesting that she should not make matters worse. As Kara told Cat that this issue will be resolved, Cat calls for a meeting and asks the board to go through her e-mails for anything incriminating. Cat also asks Kara to bring in Winn and James for help as the leaked e-mails become front page news at The Daily Planet. Cat was relieved that there was no evidence of anything to slander her after Kara and James informed her, but at the meeting the board members ask her to take a step back and put some distance between herself and the company. After the meeting, Cat tells Kara to keep looking for any more leaks, as she suspects board member Dirk Armstrong is going to find some way to damage Cat's reputation. Kara, using her hearing, listens to Armstrong admitting to having set Cat up. Kara then asks James to enlist Lucy's help in tracking a paper trail to clear Cat's name. Lucy tells them that if their hunch is right, Armstrong could potentially face criminal charges. Winn has found a way to hack into Armstrong's servers and asks James to plant a bug in his office computer. Using a diversion, Kara and James narrowly succeeds, and when Dirk returns he sees James at his desk, saying he'll support him if Cat leaves. Kara refused to discuss the issue with James and Winn, but James did find information on financial records that linked Cat to Adam Foster in Opal City, who James and Winn think she been paying money to, but when Kara goes to see Cat, she reveals that Adam is her son and his father was somebody she hadn't dated in a while. She sued for custody but she lost then gave up and dropped the lawsuit because she believed that she would be in his life anyway, but she determined that her child might be better off without her. Cat says she stopped asking herself that decision years ago and admits her regret. She says that rather than allow Adam to end up in the middle of a media storm, she's going to resign from CatCo. However at the last minute, thanks to Lucy, Winn and James, they managed to provide Cat information on Dirk. Cat confronts Dirk in her office with the evidence. Dirk admits to the hacking, but initially threatens to fight. However, since Dirk used the company's computers to hack Cat's e-mails so he can take over the company, he doesn't have a leg to stand on. Cat fires Dirk and has him arrested. Kara goes to Cat, and Kara is surprised to learn that Cat found out that she was Supergirl, having figured out the recent encounters whenever they were around. She tells her to take off her glasses, and thanks her for all the help she's given her, calling her Supergirl. When Kara gets a call from Alex, she excuses herself.[12]

Cat continued to explore through various challenges to Kara's identity. Cat decides that Supergirl's energies are wasted on the pretense of being an errand girl; if Kara can't prove that she isn't Supergirl, Cat will fire her. Later, Kara thanks Cat for the opportunity to work with her and resigns, explaining that Cat's suspicions make it impossible for her to do her job. J'onn J'onzz uses his shape-shifting ability to impersonate Supergirl so that Cat can see her and Kara at the same time. Cat accepts that she must have been wrong, and offers Kara her job back on the condition that she not reveal Cat's embarrassing mistake.[13]

Cat offered Lucy Lane a job despite a conflict of interest because of James, but is convinced to take the offer. Kara questions Cat's reason for hiring Lucy, only to have Cat accuse Kara of making eyes at James. [14]

Return of Adam

A guy asks Kara about Cat Grant at the coffee shop and tells her how much she respected her. Cat has them report on Miranda Crane and her anti-alien propaganda, which James has volunteered to cover despite Cat's dislike for Crane because of her views. Cat also is upset with Kara when she sees a person in her office and calls security; its her son Adam Foster. She wanted to have dinner with him but he turns her down. Cat then threatened Kara for interfering, but Kara turns things around by offering to have the two dine together by getting them reservations. Kara helps Cat out with getting to know Adam while at dinner, which later on becomes awkward and as expected does not go well after Adam found out about the letter. Cat who was upset over the dinner earlier because of the letter, which prompts Kara to go see Adam personally. After a short talk and an admission from Kara about the letter, Adam agreed to meet with his mother on the condition that Kara joins them. During their dinner, Kara acts as a mediator and after tense talking both Cat and Adam start having a normal mother-son relationship. Adam visits Cat to tell her he is staying in town, as it turns out he has a crush on Kara, and immediately asks her out on a date.[15]

Kara Dating Adam

Kara was slightly freaked out over Cat's attitude and that she had her own coffee. Cat was not happy with Kara going on a date with Adam. However later Kara broke up with Adam, citing she didn't have room in her life for him. Cat told Kara that Adam is leaving for Opal City. Cat confessed she prioritized herself over Adam before, and that Kara was more like her and she thought. She also stated she wanted their relationship to go back to being strictly professional.[16]

Kara's Absence

Cat demanded to know Kara's whereabouts was when she was absent from work. Cat determined that Kara was avoiding her due to her causing Adam to leave the city. However Kara was attacked by the Black Mercy forcing her friends to cover for her and Cat threatened to to fire her in one hour. Alex convinced J'onn J'onzz to masquerade as Kara, but he had great difficulty fulfilling her difficulties and said Cat made him miss his prison. J'onn began to understand why Kara values them and allowed Alex to take them to D.E.O. while he dealt with Cat. J'onn, once again in Kara's form, apologizes to Cat, and while he was unaware of Kara's fling with Adam, decided to roll with it. Cat didn't buy it one bit and acidly told "Kara" to take the day off.[17]

Siobhan Smythe

Coffee rivalry

Siobhan and Kara's rivalry begins.

Siobhan Smythe was hired to be Cat's new assistant alongside Kara. Kara was annoyed by being unable to pronounce her name correctly. Cat designated Kara as "Assistant #2" to her confusion. Siobhan promptly one-upped Kara's coffee while Winn looked on uncomfortably. Cat told Siobhan to get James Olsen and Lucy Lane into her office and told Kara to cover the phone. When Kara and Siobhan was arguing via email Kara suddenly shouted out and Cat arrived and told her to keep it down.[18]


Indigo appears

The hacker appears on CatCo monitors.

Cat asked everyone in for a conference call. Siobahn shows a package that Cat should see personally, but Cat wants it open for all to see, so James takes the package and opens it to find a letter and thumb drive. A unimpressed Cat tells Siobhan to have the drive microwaved. When the monitors and other electronic devices start to go haywire. A blonde woman appears on all of the screens calling herself Indigo. She tells Cat that she ignored what was on the drive, and warns her that she will bring chaos to National City. Cat orders Winn to fix the systems. The city begins to panic. Cat tells Siobhan to call her investment broker, but she stammers for a moment before Kara took the assignment. Cat tells James to get every reporter on this latest cyber attack.[19]

Downfall of Supergirl

Cat on The Talk

Cat on The Talk.

Cat appears on CBS' "The Talk" to discuss her relationship with Supergirl, and goes out of her way to praise her. Kara was watching the show when Cat interrupts, reflecting on how well it went. She wants to speak with Winn, and sends Kara to find him. Cat later told Kara that Lucy has quit. When Kara was exposed to Red Kyrptonite her personality changed and turned up to work wearing somewhat more stylish attire than normal. Cat wanted Siobhan to search for replacements for Lucy, but Kara has already taken care of it, and was rewarded with a couple of club tickets. The next day, Kara arrives at the office in Cat's elevator, which shocks Winn, but Cat brushes it off. Siobhan reveals that she managed to get footage of Supergirl letting the K'hund escape. She tries to pitch it to Cat, but Cat isn't interested. Undaunted by Cat's rejection, Siobhan plans to sell the story to her old employer, the Daily Planet. However, Kara picks up her plotting with her super hearing, and lures Siobhan away from her desk long enough to print a copy of the email. When Cat learns about Siobhan's treachery, she fires Siobhan on the spot. She additionally made sure Siobhan would never get any work with Daily Planet either. Kara later flew to CatCo, and tells Cat she's no longer interested in being a hero. To prove her point, she hurls Cat over the balcony, and flies down to catch her just in time.Cat reluctantly goes on air to declare that she can no longer stand behind Supergirl. Later, as Supergirl, Kara offers to apologize to Cat, but Cat tells her that she needs to win back National City's trust first.[20]

Cat and Supergirl on balcony

Cat was still shocked that National City had not yet forgiven Supergirl, but knew it would take time. When Kara was off sick she had Winn Schott and James Olsen man her phones. Siobhan later sneaks into Cat's office and sends Cat a nasty email from Kara's account, believing it will be enough to get Kara fired. However, Cat noticed this didn't sound like the Kara she knew, and had Winn analyze the email. Winn concluded the typing patterns didn't match Kara--but they matched Siobhan's. Cat confronted Siobhan with the evidence, and warned Siobhan that she would be arrested on the spot if she ever set foot at CatCo plaza again.[21]


Cat is a serious, professional, and often mercurial businesswoman. Her most defining personality trait is her overbearing arrogance, self-centeredness, domineering presence, and snarkiness; all of which have earned her the contempt and resentment of many of her employees and much of the general public, both to whom she is indifferent.

She is a stereotypical feminine capitalist in a competitive economy run by men; she is ruthless, unapologetic, unsympathetic, uncompromising, and is often seen as mean-spirited. Money, fame and power are her chief ambitions and they have shaped her into a forceful and controlling individual. She is not without a humane and tender spot, however, even though she thoroughly keeps it hidden for fear of being seen as weak or soft in the eyes of her competitors.


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  • Cat Grant debuted in Adventures of Superman #424 (January, 1987), as a gossip columnist for the Daily Planet. Since then she has been a supporting character to various Superman related titles, as well as a potential love interest for Clark Kent. Grant was added, for the first time, as a regular member to the supporting cast of Kara in Supergirl vol. 5, #34 (December, 2008). She was created by Marv Wolfman and Jerry Ordway.
  • Cat states that she had to work hard enough until she got a chance to write an article for the gossip column.[2] In the comics, Cat Grant was originally hired as a gossip columnist at the Daily Planet before becoming the editor of the Entertainment and Arts section of the paper.


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