Irondale, Ala., Oct 21, 2013 / 02:48 pm (CNA).- On Oct. 18, EWTN's board of governors promoted its network president, Michael Warsaw, to chairman of the board, and its executive vice president, Doug Keck, to the post of president.
Warsaw remains chief executive officer of EWTN Global Catholic Network, and Keck remains chief operating officer.
"We have assembled a great team of faith-filled, media savy professionals who are dedicated to carrying on the mission of Mother Angelica: to saturate the world with the love of Christ and his Church," Keck told CNA Oct. 21.
Warsaw stated that “I am extremely grateful to the EWTN Board for their confidence in appointing me to this added post.”
“It is an honor for me to succeed both Mother Angelica and the late-Deacon Bill Steltemeier who both served in the role of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer during their years at EWTN. I look forward to continuing to guide this important mission in the years ahead.”
Warsaw has worked for EWTN since 1991, and had been named president in 2000, and CEO in 2009. He also serves as publisher of the National Catholic Register since the paper's acquisition by EWTN in 2011.
Keck, who joined EWTN in 1996, stated that “I feel blessed to be named the President of a network that positively impacts so many people’s lives around the world.”
He has worked for more than 35 years in media, and has overseen EWTN's television, radio, and internet programming and production, as well as hosting the program “Bookmark.” He had been appointed COO in 2009.
EWTN was founded in 1981 by Mother Angelica, of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration.
The network is now available in over 150 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. In its mission it uses direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM and FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio, a website, and a publishing arm.