NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Elizabeth Ailes, the owner and publisher of two New York weekly newspapers, the Putnam County News & Recorder and the Putnam County Courier, has been named to the board of Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers, a non-profit, non-sectarian community-based organization serving New York City, dedicated to helping youth and their families.
Mrs. Ailes is a 20-year veteran of NBC News, CNBC, and America's Talking, the forerunner of MSNBC. A graduate of Southern Connecticut State University with a B.S. degree in journalism, Mrs. Ailes serves on the board of Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh. She is married to Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. They have a 13-year-old son, Zachary.
Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers supports the special needs of girls, boys and their families by providing comprehensive mentoring, counseling and skill-based programming free of charge. Its mission is to strengthen low-income families and help them recognize, reach for and achieve their full potential regardless of religious affiliation.
For over 100 years, the Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers has provided mentoring services for New York City's Catholic and non-Catholic children from all five boroughs. Its mentoring program focuses on strengthening the child's entire family, while training volunteers to be friends and guides to a young person in need. The comprehensive program provides one-to-one mentoring for children ages 10-18, family-focused counseling and skills-building workshops for mentoring matches.