.- EWTN's news director, Raymond Arroyo, was awarded an honorary doctorate of communications from Franciscan University of Steubenville May 14. Arroyo, creator and anchor of EWTN's Friday night newsmagazine show, The World Over Live, has reportedly anchored more papal events than anyone in the industry. He met Pope John Paul II and covered papal journeys throughout North and South America, Europe and the Holy Land.
Known for his in-depth interviews, Arroyo has sat across from Mother Teresa, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), Mel Gibson, broadcaster Carroll O'Connor and congressional and religious leaders.
Arroyo has also worked for the Associated Press and the political columnist team of Evans and Novak, and was Capitol Hill correspondent for the Family Channel.
He has made numerous appearances on national television programs and has been published in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, and The Financial Times.