Greg Kandra


Greg Kandra serves as a deacon in the Diocese of Brooklyn, is a multimedia editor at the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, and is the author of The Deacon’s Bench blog on Patheos. He was a writer and producer for CBS News from 1982 to 2008 for programs including The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, Sunday Morning, 60 Minutes II, and 48 Hours. Kandra also served for four years as a writer and producer on the live finale of the hit reality show Survivor.

Kandra has received two Peabody and two Emmy awards, four Writers Guild of America awards, three Catholic Press Association Awards, and a Christopher Award for his work. He also was named 2017 Clergy of the Year by the Catholic Guild of Our Lady of the Skies Chapel at JFK International Airport. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Maryland. Kandra cowrote the acclaimed CBS documentary 9/11. He contributed to three books, including Dan Rather’s Deadlines and Datelines, and a homily series. His work has been published in America, US Catholic, Busted Halo, and The Brooklyn Tablet. He has been a regular guest on Catholic radio, including Gary Zimak’s Spirit in the Morning and is a regular contributor to Give Us This Day.

Kandra lives with his wife, Siobhain, in the New York City area.