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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

National Catholic Register: Update 2/29/12

The National Catholic Register,
America’s Premier Catholic News Source,
Appoints Jeanette De Melo as Editor In Chief

Irondale, AL – Michael P. Warsaw, president and CEO of EWTN, and publisher of the National Catholic Register, announced the appointment of Jeanette De Melo as the Editor In Chief of the National Catholic Register (

De Melo previously served as the Archdiocese of Denver’s communications director, spokeswoman and general manager of the Denver Catholic Register, El Pueblo Católico, and the archdiocesan website. Prior to this position, she was the associate communications director for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, where in addition to managing media relations, she co-produced a weekly archdiocesan television program.

As Editor in Chief, De Melo will continue to integrate the Register’s print product with the Web presence and thus aim to strengthen the Register’s mission of offering timely coverage and analysis of news at the intersection of faith and culture. Plans also include enhancing the visual representation and editorial direction of Register products.

“Jeanette’s background in Church communications and media relations will provide a unique perspective to the Register,” said Michael P. Warsaw, EWTN’s president and chief executive officer, and publisher of the National Catholic Register, acquired by EWTN in 2011.
“We currently have a great team in place with the Register and Jeanette will further strengthen our capabilities to offer our readers the most complete coverage of any Catholic newspaper,” said Warsaw.

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia and EWTN board member, said, “Jeanette combines a deep love for the Church with outstanding professional skills, proven experience and a great grasp of the National Catholic Register's legacy. There's no one better suited to handle this vital kind of leadership.”

Of her appointment to the Register, De Melo commented, “The Register has a legacy of excellent journalism. I’m honored and challenged by the opportunity to join the team and continue that legacy.”

The Register has its origin in Denver, Colo., in the 1920s.

“There is an interesting twist in my joining the Register staff, after close to seven years with the Denver Archdiocese and the Denver Catholic Register. There is a back-to-the-future feeling because the National Catholic Register was born out of the Denver Catholic Register more than 90 years ago. I’m grateful for this little connection but even more grateful for all of the editors, reporters, columnists and sources from all over the country and world who make the Register what it is — the newspaper of record for the Catholic Church in America!”

DeMelo holds a bachelor’s degree in humanities and Catholic culture from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio, and a licentiate degree in Church communications from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, Italy. She is a member of the Catholic Press Association (CPA) and was recently invited to join the CPA education committee. She is a founding board member of ENDOW, a national Catholic women’s educational organization.

About EWTN:
EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 30th year, is available in more than 200 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.

About the National Catholic Register:
The National Catholic Register ( provides its readers with timely news reporting from across the United States, the Vatican, and around the world. As the newspaper of record for the Catholic Church in America, the Register and its online presence,, have become America’s most complete and faithful Catholic news source. It is published bi-weekly, 26 issues per year. To find out more about the Register, go to: To learn more about Register Radio, go to:

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