Christopher Gunty, CEO, associate publisher/editor

A Chicago-area native, Chris Gunty is associate publisher/editor of The Catholic Review and CEO of its parent publishing company, The Cathedral Foundation/CR Media.

He has spent his whole professional career so far — more than 30 years — in Catholic journalism as a writer, photographer, editor, circulation manager and associate publisher, often performing many of these functions at the same time. He spent four years with The Chicago Catholic; 19 years as founding editor and associate publisher of The Catholic Sun in Phoenix, Ariz.; and six years at The Florida Catholic, a group of six zoned newspapers serving most of the dioceses of Florida: from Pensacola-Tallahassee in the Panhandle to Miami in south Florida. In July 2009, he came to Baltimore to lead The Cathedral Foundation, one of the largest and most diverse diocesan publishing operations in the country.

Chris served as president of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada from 1996 to 1998, and has traveled extensively learning about and reporting on the work of the church, including Hong Kong, Malaysia, Haiti, Poland, Italy, Germany and finally in 2010 visited the Holy Land for the first time.

Chris has three children and two grandchildren. His wife, Ann Augherton, is managing editor of the newspaper for the Arlington Catholic Herald in Virginia.

Joined CR Media: July 2009


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Best part about CR Media: The wide variety of services the company offers, from newspaper and digital media to books and printing. Communicating the good news is not just ink-on-paper, and we have to use all the methods we can to tell the stories of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the people of God.

Favorite thing about the Archdiocese of Baltimore: Learning how to eat crabs has been a great adventure (you don’t get fresh crabs in the Midwest, or the desert Southwest), but even better is that the people here are good people, very welcoming, and that feels a lot like where I grew up in the Chicago area.