Patricia Zapor is Communications Director for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., known as CLINIC. There she supervises media relations and all external communications of the nation’s largest network of nonprofit immigration services agencies. For nearly 25 years, she was a reporter for Catholic News Service in Washington, specializing in federal government, including the Supreme Court, the White House and Congress. Areas of her particular reporting interest included immigration and border issues, multiculturalism in society and the Catholic Church, Latin America and U.S. aid in developing countries.
Zapor was a recipient of the Eileen Egan Award for Journalistic Excellence from Catholic Relief Services in 2011 and 2005. She also has received numerous awards from the Catholic Press Association, including the 2011 first prize for national reporting. Zapor also has received writing awards from the Newspaper Guild, the New England Newspaper Association and the Arizona Press Club.
Articles for publications include St. Anthony Messenger, The Anthonian. She is graduate of the University of Arizona, with a BA in Journalism.