NEW YORK — Greg Kandra has joined CNEWA as the new executive editor of its award-winning bimonthly, ONE Magazine.
A deacon of the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, Deacon Greg has spent nearly three decades in broadcast journalism, most of that time at CBS News, where he was a writer and producer for a variety of programs, including “48 Hours,” “60 Minutes II,’ “Sunday Morning” and “The CBS Evening News With Katie Couric.” He is also the author of the popular blog, “The Deacon’s Bench,” carried on the spiritual web site, Patheos. Since it was launched in 2007, “The Bench” has attracted some two million visitors and today garners nearly 200,000 page views a month.
Most recently, Deacon Greg created and produced the daily Catholic news program, “Currents,” televised by NET (New Evangelization Television), the cable channel of the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Deacon Greg has received numerous honors, including Emmys, Peabody Awards, prizes from the Writers Guild of America and press awards from the Catholic Press Association. In 2009, he began serving a three-year term as a consultant to the Communications Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
“We are excited that Greg has joined our team,” said Michael La Civita, CNEWA’s Vice President of Communications, who remains an editorial director of the magazine. “His experience, integrity, talent and commitment to the Christian faith will help coordinate and advance all of our multimedia efforts, taking them to yet another level.”
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