Catholic Courier

Staff Directory

Staff members are listed alphabetically within their functional departments. In addition to email contacts, they can all be reached at 585-529-9530 (or 1-800-600-3628 outside of the Rochester, NY, local calling area), unless otherwise indicated.


Karen M. Franz, General Manager/Editor
Oversees the administrative, advertising and graphics departments, in addition to serving as the newspaper's editor in chief.

Liz Donalies, Office Manager
Handles advertising accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and board relations.

Sharon Statt, Circulation Manager
Takes good care of our subscribers; also edits the Diocesan Directory.

Advertising Department

Angela Visconte, Advertising Account Executive

Editorial Department

Jennifer Ficcaglia, Assistant Editor
Manages the newsroom's day-to-day activity, assigns stories and edits copy.

Jennifer Burke, Staff Writer
Reports on the Finger Lakes region and eastern Monroe County. 

Gina Capellazzi, New Media Coordinator

John Haeger, Staff Photographer

Annette Jiménez, Staff Writer
Annette covers central Monroe County for the Catholic Courier and has primary reporting duties for its  sister publication, El Mensajero Católico. Fully bilingual (Spanish). Call her at 585-303-8651.

Mike Latona, Staff Writer
Reports on the Southern Tier and western Monroe County.

Jeff Witherow, Staff Photographer

Graphics Department

Matt Saxon, Graphics Manager

Linda Rivers, Graphic Artist