Bishop-elect Robert Reed will be ordained an Auxiliary Bishop of Boston, August 24, 2016. He 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, he was born June 11, 1959 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. Bishop-elect Reed holds an advanced degree in Television Management from Boston University's College of Communication. His work at The CatholicTV Network has included serving as Director of Educational Development, Assistant Director and Director.
Ordained a Catholic priest in 1985, Bishop-elect Reed served in parishes in Malden, Norwood, Dorchester, Haverhill and Whitman. He was appointed to direct CatholicTV in May 2005. He 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 website with a 24-hour live stream and thousands of television episodes available for viewing on-demand and embedding via CatholicTV.com.
In addition to his administrative responsibilities at America's Catholic Television Network, Bishop-elect Reed regularly celebrates the network's Masses. He hosts the game show WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge; the reality series House+Home; the interview series Inter Nos; and several Blink segments. He has been recorded praying the mysteries of The Rosary at various locations around the world that airs three times daily. He is regular co-host of CatholicTV's signature talk series This is the Day.
Bishop-elect 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 and its companion television series RENEWED.
His Episcopal Ordination Mass will take place on the Feast of Saint Bartholomew at Boston's Cathedral of the Holy Cross.