Raymond Arroyo is an internationally known, award-winning journalist, producer, and New York Times Bestselling author. As news director and lead anchor for EWTN, he is seen in more than 200 million homes on six continents each week and heard on hundreds of AM/FM affiliates and on EWTN’s stand alone SiriusXM satellite channel. Mr. Arroyo created The World Over Live in 1996, which he hosts live each week from Washington DC.
Known for his penetrating interviews, Mr. Arroyo has interrogated the leading figures of the day. Highlights include: The first exclusive, sit down interview with Mel Gibson about his film, “The Passion of the Christ”; Mother Teresa of Calcutta; Placido Domingo; President Bush, and the first and only English interview with Pope Benedict XVI shortly before his election.
Before coming to EWTN, Mr. Arroyo worked for the Associated Press, The New York Observer, the political columnist team of Evans and Novak, and was a Capitol Hill correspondent.
Mr. Arroyo is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he studied with some of the finest acting instructors in the world, among them: Stella Adler, Bobby Lewis, Uta Hagen, and Beatrice Straight. He has acted and directed in New York and London.
Mr. Arroyo is also producer of the bestselling, all-star, audio bible, “The Word of Promise” (Thomas Nelson) and a Billboard Chart topping PBS Christmas special “The Birth of Christ” (Sony Classics). His five books, including his biography, “Mother Angelica” and “Of Thee I Zing, America’s Cultural Decline From Muffin Tops to Body Shots” were all New York Times Bestsellers.
In addition to his work at EWTN, Mr. Arroyo has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The O’Reilly Factor, CNN Headline News, Outfront Access Hollywood, Hannity and Colmes, Countdown, and is a contributor to the Laura Ingraham Show. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Financial Times, Time Magazine, The New Yorker, National Review, and elsewhere.
He is currently working on a children’s book series, a mystery series, and an original musical. Mr. Arroyo resides in Northern Virginia with his wife Rebecca and their three children.