Cathaleen Curtiss is an award-winning photojournalist, editor, and the current Director of Photography at the Buffalo News, with broad experience in online media as well as traditional print publications. An active member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). Cathaleen was previously the Coordinator of Entrepreneurship and Visual Media Consultant at Daemen College. She is the President of the National Press Photographers Foundation (NPPF). She has had solo photography exhibits in NYC and Buffalo as well as juried work at the Corcoran Art Gallery, Library of Congress, the Building Museum and National Geographic. As the director of photography at the Buffalo News Cathaleen was named the 2021 small market picture editor of the year both in individual and team categories for BoP, she also advocated for and created the first ever drone team at the Buffalo News, as a photojournalist she has documented events from Super Bowls to Superpower Summits, covering three presidential administrations. In 1990 she was named, Photographer of the Year by the White House News Photographers Association. As Vice President of Global Photography at AOL, she built and managed a staff of visual content editors based in VA, NY, and Bangalore. While at AOL, she oversaw the direction, development, and implementation of AOL Visions and Pixcetera.com. Cathaleen’s staff of picture editors and photographers accounted for 80% of all page views on AOL.