Father Robert Reed has long entertained a keen interest in the full use of television and new media for an engaging and truthful sharing of Catholic Faith and life. A priest of the Archdiocese of Boston and President of The CatholicTV Network, Father Reed was born in Boston and currently lives in Newton, MA. He was educated at Saint John’s Preparatory School and he prepared for the priesthood at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. Father Reed also holds an advanced degree in Television Management from Boston University's College of Communication.
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, MA. He was appointed to direct CatholicTV in May, 2005 and has collaborated in the rebranding and expansion of the network along with the build-out of a new HD broadcast and production facility. Reed oversees the creation, acquisition and delivery of increasingly diverse and high quality Catholic programming from around the nation and the world. The CatholicTV Network available in over 13.5 million homes also boasts of a robust television website with a 24-hour live stream and more than 3,000 television episodes available for viewing on-demand and embedding: CatholicTV.com.
In addition to his administrative responsibilities at America’s Catholic Television Network®, Father Reed is 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 regularly celebrates the daily television Mass. Father Reed provides commentary for various national and international televised events.
Father Reed currently serves as President/CEO of iCatholic Media, Inc., the parent company of The CatholicTV Network. He is Director of the Radio Apostolate for the Archdiocese of Boston and regularly assists at Corpus Christi-St. Bernard Parish in Newton and St. Bonaventure Parish in Plymouth, MA. He is the author of Renewed: Ten Ways to Rediscover the Saints, Embrace Your Gifts and Revive Your Catholic Faith.