Cathy Frye is an award-winning former newspaper journalist of 21 years. After working for several small newspapers in her native Texas, Cathy moved to Arkansas to take a position at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, where she worked as a reporter for 15 years. She specialized in investigative stories, narrative writing and breaking news coverage.
Before joining APSRC, Cathy was the public information officer, spokesman and legislative liaison for the Arkansas Department of Correction. At ADC, Cathy was responsible for fulfilling FOI requests, serving as the prison system’s spokesman and tracking legislation during the 2015 General Assembly. She also specialized in crisis communications, and worked closely with other state agencies during news-breaking events.