Father Robert Reed has long entertained a keen interest in the full use of television and new media for an effective, entertaining and truthful sharing of Catholic Faith and life. A priest of the Archdiocese of Boston and the President of the CatholicTV Network, Father Reed was born in Boston and currently lives in Newton, MA. He was educated at St. John’s Preparatory School and he prepared for the priesthood at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. Father Reed also studied Broadcast Administration at Boston University's School of Communication.
After having been ordained a Catholic priest in 1985, Father Reed served in parishes in Malden, Norwood, Dorchester, Haverhill and most recently as pastor of Holy Ghost Parish in Whitman, Massachusetts. He was appointed to direct the CatholicTV Network in May, 2005. Reed oversees the production, acquisition and broadcast of increasingly-diverse and high-quality Catholic programs from across the nation and internationally. In addition, The CatholicTV Network boasts of a robust television website with a 24-hour live stream and over 2,800 full-length television episodes available for viewing and embedding: Your Catholic Broadband Network, CatholicTV.com.
In addition to his administrative responsibilities at America’s Catholic Television Network, Father Reed is also host of the game show WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge; the reality series House+Home; he prays The Rosary with the television audience three times daily from various locations around the world; co-hosts the network's signature talk show, This is the Day; and celebrates Daily Mass numerous times throughout the month. Father Reed also provides commentary for various national and international events from installations, ordinations to papal liturgies.
Father Reed is also the Director of Radio Programming for the Archdiocese of Boston and often assists at Corpus Christi-St. Bernard Parish in Newton and St. Bonaventure Parish in Plymouth, Massachusetts.