February 26, 2013:
NBC News Hires Father Robert Barron for On-Air Commentary
Fr. Barron will cover the events of Pope Benedict’s departure and the election of his successor
Father Robert Barron has been hired by NBC News as a contributor and analyst covering the departure of Pope Benedict and the events leading up to the election of a new Pope. Fr. Barron will cover these events on the NBC network broadcasts as well as MSNBC and CNBC. He has already appeared on the Today Show, Nightly News and MSNBC during the past few weeks.
Fr. Barron is the founder of the global Word on Fire Catholic Ministries (www.WordonFire.org) and the Rector/President of Mundelein Seminary.
During the week of Pope Benedict’s stepping down, Fr. Barron will be on the air in New York with analysis on his departure. Barron is expected to then travel to Rome to cover the conclave to elect his successor and the announcement of the new Pope.
Father Barron is the creator and host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award winning documentary series about the Catholic Faith. The series has aired across the country on PBS and EWTN, and has been seen and broadcast in parishes, universities, schools and media outlets throughout the world. The documentary received a Christopher Award for excellence. Father Barron and Word on Fire will be releasing a highly anticipated new documentary "CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization" in 2013.