Robert Reed has long engaged television and new media for effective, entertaining and truthful sharing of Catholic faith and life. A priest of the Archdiocese of Boston and the president of the CatholicTV Network, Reed was born in Boston and currently lives in West Newton. He was educated at St. John’s Preparatory School and prepared for the priesthood at St. John Seminary College in Boston and the Pontifical North American College in Rome. Reed also studied broadcast administration at Boston University’s School of Communication.
After being ordained a Catholic priest in 1985, Reed served in parishes in Malden, Norwood, Dorchester, Haverhill, and as pastor of Holy Ghost Parish in Whitman, Massachusetts. He was appointed to direct the CatholicTV Network in 2005. In addition to his administrative responsibilities at America’s Catholic Television Network®, Reed is also host of the game show WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge, and the reality series House+Home. He prays the Rosary with the television audience three times daily from various locations around the world; cohosts the network’s signature talk show, This Is the Day; and celebrates daily Mass many times throughout the month. Reed also provides commentary for various national and international events from installations, ordinations, and papal liturgies.