About the Deacon

Deacon Greg Kandra is a Roman Catholic deacon serving the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York.  In February 2011, he was named the Executive Editor of ONE, the acclaimed magazine published by the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA). In 2012, ONE received an unprecedented 21 awards from the Catholic Press Association, including First Place for General Excellence.

Prior to his work with CNEWA, Deacon Greg enjoyed a long career in broadcast journalism, most recently as the founding News Director of NET, the cable channel for the Diocese of Brooklyn, where he created and produced the first-ever daily Catholic news show, “Currents.”   Deacon Greg also spent nearly three decades as a writer and producer for CBS News, where he contributed to “The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric,” “60 Minutes II,” “48 Hours,” (Emmy Award, Writers Guild of America Award) and “Sunday Morning.” He was co-writer for the acclaimed documentary “9/11,” hosted by Robert DeNiro. (Emmy Award, Christopher Award, Peabody Award, Writers Guild of America Award.) His radio essays were featured in the bestselling book “Deadlines and Datelines” by Dan Rather. He’s also a two-time winner of the Catholic Press Association Award.

Other places you may find him: AMERICA, U.S. CATHOLIC, CATHOLIC DIGEST, REALITY (Redemptorist Communications) and THE BROOKLYN TABLET. Deacon Greg also contributes homiletic reflections to the parish resource CONNECT!, published by Liturgical Publications. He is one of the preachers featured in the book “Hungry and You Fed Me” (2012), a collection of homilies whose sales benefit homeless charities in New Jersey.

Deacon Greg grew up in Maryland (Go Terps!) but he and his wife today live in the beautiful borough of Queens, New York.

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You can contact Deacon Greg at dcngreg@gmail.com.


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