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EWTN Experts

EWTN Global Catholic Network has the experts you need to round out your story on important Catholic issues, politics, entertainment, culture, the Vatican, moral issues, youth, TV and radio programming trends, and much more. Call us for interviews with the following people:

 

NEWS

 

Raymond Arroyo
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Raymond Arroyo

Raymond Arroyo is anchor of the weekly newsmagazine, "The World Over Live," and author of a string of New York Times Bestsellers including the official biography of EWTN Foundress' Mother Angelica (Doubleday). He regularly appears on broadcast, cable, and radio to comment on Catholic controversies, politics, entertainment and cultural matters. Mr. Arroyo's writings have appeared in "Newsweek," "The Wall Street Journal," "The Financial Times" and elsewhere. He has the distinction of having anchored more papal events than anyone in the industry.

   

 

ALL AROUND EXPERT

 

Fr. Mitch Pacwa
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Father Mitch Pacwa

Father Mitch Pacwa is an in-demand speaker, author of dozens of books, and host of dozens of EWTN TV and radio programs, including “EWTN Live,” a weekly call-in show, and “Threshold of Hope.” Father Mitch is one of the leading experts on Islam and the Middle East, Church history and structure, ethical controversies, Catholic apologetics, and the writings of Pope John Paul II and the New Age Movement.

   

 

YOUTH

 

Fr. Mark
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Father Mark

Father Mark, who was ordained in October 2003, co-hosts "Life on the Rock," which is EWTN’s weekly show for youth and young adults. The program showcases people and topics of interest to Catholic youth. He traveled to Sydney, Australia to anchor EWTN’s coverage of World Youth Day 2008, a quadrennial papal event which has become the largest gathering of young people in the world and he also serves as co-host each year for the "West Coast Walk for Life."

   

 

VATICAN

 

Joan Lewis
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Joan Lewis

Joan Lewis, EWTN’s Bureau Chief since 2005, has had an extensive career in the Eternal City, including 15 years with the Vatican Information Service, part of the Holy See Press Office, as the English language writer and editor. She has been a member of Holy See’s delegations to Cairo, Copenhagen, Beijing, and Istanbul and attended conferences in Doha, Qatar on Christian Muslim Dialogue and on the Family. Few Americans know more about the Vatican and all things Roman than Joan Lewis.

   

 

PRINT MEDIA

 

Jeanette De Melo
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Jeanette De Melo

Jeanette De Melo is the editor in chief for the National Catholic Register, which is owned by EWTN. She's co-host of Register Radio on EWTN Radio. Before joining the Register staff in 2012, she served as the Archdiocese of Denver's communications director and spokeswoman for the archdiocese and Denver archbishop at the time, Charles J. Chaput. She was also general manager of the Denver Catholic Register, El Pueblo Católico, and the archdiocesan website. Prior to this position, she was the associate communications director and assistant spokesperson for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, where in addition to managing media relations, she co-produced a weekly archdiocesan television program. DeMelo received her graduate degree in communications from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, Italy. She holds a bachelors in Humanities and Catholic Culture from Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH. She has a broad knowledge of Catholic media and the Catholic Church.

   
RELIGIOUS MEDIA

 

Michael Warsaw
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Michael P. Warsaw

Michael P. Warsaw is the Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer of Eternal Word Television Network, Inc. (EWTN), the world's largest religious media network based in Irondale, Alabama, USA. Using all facets of technology, EWTN's global reach includes eleven television networks, shortwave, satellite and AM/FM radio services, online and digital media services, news and publishing.

Mr. Warsaw joined EWTN in 1991 and has held senior management positions in the areas of television production, satellite operations and technical services. He was named President of EWTN in 2000 and assumed the post of chief executive officer in 2009. In that capacity he oversees the Network's strategic direction and mission around the world.

Mr. Warsaw is a member of the board of EWTN and serves as chief executive or managing director of EWTN's affiliate organizations both domestically and internationally. With the Network's 2011 acquisition of the National Catholic Register, Mr. Warsaw assumed the role of publisher of that newspaper.

Prior to joining EWTN, Mr. Warsaw was employed by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. While there he first held the post of Assistant Director of Liturgy and later established the Basilica's Department of Communications, serving as its first Director.

He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Distance University and the Board of Directors of the Catholic Leadership Conference. He is also a member of Legatus.

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Warsaw completed undergraduate studies in religion and religious education at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he also did graduate work in the field of Liturgical Studies.

Mr. Warsaw resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife, Dr. Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw, son, Michael Warsaw, Jr. and daughter Angelica Elizabeth Warsaw.

   

 

PROGRAMMING AND TRENDS

 

Doug Keck
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Doug Keck

Doug Keck, President & Chief Operating Officer, and host of "EWTN Bookmark," is responsible for all TV, Radio and Internet Programming and Production at the EWTN Global Catholic Network, the largest Catholic media network in the world. He previously served in senior level positions with Rainbow Programming, Cablevision, and regional sports networks, and also worked in New York-area radio. During his over 30 years in media, he has been involved in the development and launch of more than 25 international, national and regional television networks, the likes of AMC, Bravo and CNBC.

   

 

MORAL THEOLOGY

 

Colin Donovan
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Colin Donovan

Colin Donovan, Vice President of Theology, is one of the hosts of the EWTN's daily radio show, "Open Line," an on-air question and answer forum. He has a Licentiate in Sacred Theology, with a specialization in moral theology, from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Prior to coming to EWTN in 1995, he taught Theology at Aquinas College in Nashville. He also holds a BTh from the Seminary of Christ the King in Mission, BC, Canada and a BA in Biological Science from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.