Denise Cathey is an award-winning multimedia journalist and communications professional with more than 20 media awards to her name. Since 2015,
Denise has worked with and created collaborative strategies alongside writers, reporters, editors, photographers, graphic designers, and digital teams to increase engagement and develop new methods for meeting the changing content creation landscape. She has conceptualized hundreds of articles focusing on localizing national issues, trends, and higher education initiatives, with specific attention to diversity, institutional programs, and research. Working alongside the U.S.-Mexico border has stretched and strengthened her ability to pitch stories, research, write compelling content, and create communication and coverage strategies across multiple platforms to engage and persuade audiences and stakeholders.
She currently serves as a multimedia reporter for the Brownsville Herald, Valley Morning Star, and The Monitor in the Rio Grande Valley where she specializes in building and shaping coverage and applying multimedia strategies that effectively increase public awareness of events, community growth, and public policy developments on a national, state, and local level in a fast-paced deadline-based environment. Utilizing social listening, she ensures content creation retains a competitive edge that helps to maintain, grow, and inform the public and public trust in the organization. Her work has also appeared in Edible Magazine Rio Grande Valley, Houstonia Magazine, and the Associated Press.