EWTN Wins Two Gabriel Awards Including Religious Television Station of the Year
Irondale, AL – EWTN Global Catholic Network has been awarded a Gabriel Award for Religious Television Station of the year for its total programming and community service in the prestigious annual competition sponsored by the Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals. In addition, “EWTN News Nightly,” the Network’s nightly news show, won a Gabriel for “Single News Story Series National Release.”
“This award acknowledges the years of hard work by dedicated Catholic media professionals who are truly playing their part in the “new Evangelization,“ said EWTN President & COO Doug Keck. “We have assembled the hardest working television team it has ever been my pleasure to work with – including Vice President of Programming Peter Gagnon, Vice President of Spanish Language Production and Marketing Enrique Duprat and Director of Acquisitions John Elson -- and definitely the most faith filled!”
The Gabriel Awards, which are open to both secular and religious television and radio stations and producers in the U.S. and Canada, will be presented Thursday, June 19 at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.
EWTN Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw was especially pleased to win a Gabriel because it honors the Network, now in its 33rd year, for uplifting and nourishing the human spirit, for affirming the dignity of human persons, and for recognizing and upholding such values as community, creativity, tolerance, justice, compassion and dedication to excellence.
“We are honored that the Catholic Academy has recognized EWTN and its employees for upholding such values," Warsaw said. "We look forward to another 33 years of helping to bring the world to Christ and His Church."
Last year, EWTN’s viewers were treated to 148 papal events, 138 live events, 30 original series, 21 international series, 89 acquired programs, and 15 co-productions, all with one message: Jesus Christ!
The “EWTN News Nightly” team was equally honored to be awarded a Gabriel for their story on Saint Jerome Academy in Hyattsville, Md.
“As someone whose confirmation saint is the angel Gabriel, it feels great to be a Gabriel award winner,” said Wyatt Spencer, who reported the story for ENN. “This award affirms the hard work our news staff does every day.”
ENN, which is seen five days a week, is anchored by Brian Patrick from EWTN’s studios in Washington, D.C.
EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 33rd year, is available in over 230 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 www.ewtn.com, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.
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