"As a seasoned executive, Montse will bring new energy and perspective to our global news services," the EWTN Chairman and CEO said.
Ms. Alvarado’s “background in organizational management, understanding of the Church, and experience in the public square are key elements that make her ideal for this role,” Warsaw further said, adding, "This combination of skills will allow EWTN News to become even stronger in delivering critical reporting and analysis.”
Profiled by the Wall Street Journal as “a defender of all religion, on the front lines of America’s culture wars,” Ms. Alvarado began her career at the Becket Fund, a renowned non-profit whose mission is to defend religious freedom as a human right; she rose to its leadership over the span of 14 years of service.
In that time, the Becket Fund team secured 12 victories at the Supreme Court on behalf of Little Sisters of the Poor, Muslim death-row prisoners, as well as charitable groups, such as Philadelphia Catholic Social Services, among others.
Ms. Alvarado serves as the founding anchor of the news program, EWTN News in Depth. Celebrating two years on air this March, the show was launched as a weekly one-hour discussion of current events in the Church, politics, and culture, from a Catholic perspective.
“Montse and the ‘EWTN News In Depth’ team understand how to bring the news to our viewership worldwide – covering the underreported stories and clarifying the Church’s position on key teachings with a focus on the laity’s needs and concerns,” Warsaw said.
He added, “In its nearly two years on air, this show has been a model of how to cover the issues facing the Church and the world today by reflecting the universality of the Church and diversifying the voices featured in the discussion.”
Ms. Alvarado’s commitment to the EWTN mission – the advancement of Truth – is not new. Recently recognized for her leadership as a Latina Catholic by the Chicago-based ministry, Iskali, she has been a strategic partner to apostolates facing the challenges of secularization and the shifting demographics of the global Church.
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Born in Mexico City, Ms. Alvarado serves the Church in various roles with leading apostolates dedicated to the new evangelization, from the defense of free speech to the role of women and the treatment of marginalized communities in society.