ATHENS, GA (March 10, 2016) – Photojournalist and National Press Photographers Foundation board member Cathaleen Curtiss was today named as the new director of photography for The Buffalo News.
A longtime NPPA volunteer and a member who joined in 1978, Curtiss has been the Coordinator of Experiential and Creative Learning at Daemen College since 2012. In her role at Daemen, Curtiss has been placing students in refugee centers and after-school programs as part of their service and learning engagements.
Curtiss was the White House News Photographers Association's Photographer of the Year in 1990, and as the vice president for global photography at America Online she managed a staff of visual content editors around the world. Her staff at AOL grew from a handful of workers to more than 80 people by 2009, generating more than 12 billion page views in a year. And in 2008 she was presented with the first AOL-Time Warner Heros Award in recognition of driving more than 70 percent of the page views on AOL content sites.
In her most recent role with NPPA, Curtiss served as the national clip contest chair for the Monthly News Clip Contest (MNCC), which just this week launched its new competition Web site.
She has a master's degree in executive leadership from Daemen College, and a bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University.