Warren T. Colville, Publisher and President
Warren T. Colville, publisher & president of The Buffalo News, joined the newspaper on January 4, 1988, as vice president and advertising director. He was named senior vice president and advertising director in 1994, and advanced to senior vice president for sales and marketing in 1996. He was promoted to executive vice president in 1997, to president in 2001 and publisher & president in January 2013.
Prior to joining The Buffalo News, Mr. Colville served as vice president for advertising at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida. Before that, he worked as classified advertising manager and then advertising director at The Star Ledger in Newark. His newspaper career began in 1965 at the Daily Register in New Jersey.
A graduate of Westchester College, Mr. Colville currently serves on the board of directors of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and The Business Council of New York State, Inc. He is also a member and past-chair of 43 x 79. He previously served on the Board of Directors for Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Hilbert College, The Better Business Bureau and the Buffalo Urban League.
A native of Westchester County, Mr. Colville is the father of seven children, including two adopted Chinese daughters. Mr. Colville resides in Orchard Park with his wife, Karen and their daughters, Waverly and Porscha.
Bryan J. Donahue, Senior Vice President
Bryan J. Donahue, CPA, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Treasurer
Bryan started with The News in October 2005 as vice president, chief financial officer and was promoted to his current position in June 2013. As senior vice president Bryan helps to set the strategic direction of The News and provides operational leadership throughout the organization. The departments of finance, subscriber customer service, information technology, transportation and delivery and facilities management directly report to Bryan.
Before joining The News Bryan held the positions of controller, corporate controller and director of business administration and finance with multi-national light industrial manufacturing, distribution and over-the-counter pharmaceutical companies all headquartered in Western New York.
Bryan earned a master of business administration in professional accounting and a bachelor’s of science degree from Canisius College. Bryan became a licensed certified public accountant in New York State on October 1, 1992.
Michael Connelly, Editor and Vice President
Mike Connelly is the editor of The Buffalo News, joining the newspaper in October 2012. Before The News, he spent nearly nine years as executive editor of the Herald-Tribune in Sarasota, Fla. Under his leadership, the Herald-Tribune won its first Pulitzer Prize and had two other projects that were Pulitzer finalists.
He started his career in 1981 at The Wall Street Journal, working in New York, Miami and Chicago. He has also worked at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, The Baltimore Sun and Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D.C., where he was vice president for operations, then vice president for product development. In Florida, he served on the board of the Florida First Amendment Foundation and the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors.
He is a native of Iowa and graduate of the University of Iowa.
Phillip T. Catanese, Vice President, Corporate Relations
As Vice President of Corporate Relations, Phil Catanese is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with current customers within advertising circulation. Additionally, Phil's role includes acquiring new customers in all areas of The Buffalo News, including our printing business (TBN Direct), online & print advertising, and circulation. Phil is also a strong community advocate for The News and sits on several boards and advisory groups for colleges and non-profits.
Phil started working at The Buffalo News in November 2000 as Director of Ad Sales. He then became Vice President of Retail Stores and now Vice President of Corporate Relations. His past professional experience working in the food industry wholesale and retail sales and operations for several supermarkets including, Peter J. Schmitt-Bells, Fleming Wholesale Foods, and Jubilee.
Phil received an Associated Degree from Bryant Stratton in West Seneca, NY. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Carol Horton, Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations
Carol oversees the brand marketing of The Buffalo News and all of its products. She is also responsible for the consumer marketing of The Buffalo News and Buffalonews.com, encouraging all Western New Yorkers to have a subscription. Carol also supports advertising sales with research and collateral materials that will help our advertisers be successful. Community partnerships and sponsorships are also part of Carol’s duties as well as being the company spokesperson. She can frequently be found out and about across Western New York representing the Buffalo News at community events.
Carol was hired in July of 2012 as Marketing Director and became VP of Marketing & Community Affairs in June of 2013.
She started her career in media on television in Virginia before moving to California. Carol worked in all channels of communication including being a TV broadcaster, a radio news director, a magazine assistant editor, an online content producer and a custom publications manager. Her focus turned to marketing while working for The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, CA before relocating to Buffalo.
Carol holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from James Madison University. She is a native of New Jersey and enjoys living in downtown Buffalo with her miniature dachshund, Mindy, and two kitties Kona and Jerzie.
Bryan D. Carr, Vice President, Production
Bryan D. Carr, is currently the vice president of production for The Buffalo News where he has responsibility for the companies prepress, printing, and post press activities for Western New York’s most respected daily and Sunday newspapers. In addition, he is responsible for production of a new commercial sheet fed printing division that includes new digital and wide format printing and rotary web printing. Before coming to The Buffalo News, he was assistant plant manager and operations planner at the Los Angeles Times and previous to that, he worked in human resources and several production management assignments at The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, in Philadelphia, PA. Bryan is a native of WNY, a graduate of Westfield Academy and Central Schools and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, a Masters of Science degree in printing technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from the executive development program at the school of management at The State University of New York at Buffalo.
As part of the Buffalo News’ extensive commitment to serving the communities in which it does business, Bryan presently devotes his time to Cradle Beach as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Cradle Beach, and formerly served on the board of directors of at the Martin House Restoration Corporation. Bryan and his wife Doreen and have two children and reside in Hamburg, NY.
Warren Todd Colville, Vice President, Sales
Hired in September of 1993, Warren Todd Colville is the Vice President of Sales, overseeing the strategy and operations of all retail and classified advertising sales for The Buffalo News. During his almost 25-year tenure with the News, Warren Todd has literally ‘done it all’ – performing duties ranging from Circulation Sales and Marketing Manager to Home Delivery Manger and Zoned Products Director. With his extensive industry history and knowledge, Warren Todd plays a key role, serving as an intermediary between Production and Marketing teams and steering the sales efforts through the rapidly changing landscape of media sales.
A native of New Jersey, Warren Todd made his way to Buffalo in 1993. Here he met his wife Becky, who he now resides with in Amherst, along with their 3 children.
Joe Giglia, Vice President, Human Resources and General Counsel
Hired in May of 2015, Joe is currently the Vice President of Human Resources & General Counsel for The Buffalo News. As such he is responsible for all human resource functions including labor relations, benefits, pension and recruitment, as well as all legal matters.
Joe began his career in Florida where he worked as a Felony Prosecutor for the Office of the State Attorney, later becoming a Trial Attorney with the firm of Platt, Jacobus, Fielding et al.
Returning to his Buffalo roots, Joe accepted a position with Catholic Health in 2006, where he most recently served as the VP of Legal and Operations within Corporate Human Resources. At Catholic Health he spearheaded comprehensive employee engagement and safety programs, wrote the first ever Catholic Health employee handbook, and played a vital role in facilitating the uninterrupted service and patient care at CH hospitals throughout the debilitating ‘Snowvember’ 2014 storm.
At The Buffalo News, in addition to performing his labor and legal functions, Joe’s innovation has made an impact in ways ranging from the establishment of a [BN]Well employee program, creating an informal lobby meeting place for the exchange of staff ideas, and ramping up safety awareness and protocols company-wide.
He resides in Amherst with his wife and daughters where he runs, plays hockey, and occasionally gets drawn in to a round of golf.