What are some biographical facts about EWTN's Raymond Arroyo?


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Raymond Arroyo is the lead anchor and news director for Eternal World Television News, which is the news division of the Catholic broadcast network that Rita Antoinette Rizzo founded in 1980. Arroyo is a Roman Catholic native of New Orleans.

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Arroyo attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied with actors Stella Adler and Uta Hagen, author of "Respect for Acting." Arroyo worked for the New York Observer and Associated Press before joining the EWTN News team. Arroyo;s interviews include notable Catholics, such as Mel Gibson and Pope Benedict XVI.

He has also interviewed prominent political figures, such as Justice Clarence Thomas and Pat Buchanan, and appeared on "The Today Show," "Good Morning America" and "Access Hollywood."

Arroyo lends his talents to writing and editing as well. His biography on the founder of EWTN, Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, was a New York Times bestseller. Arroyo is the editor of three books by Mother Angelica, including "Mother Angelica's Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality," which was also a bestseller.

Other titles Arroyo edited include "Mother Angelica's Private and Pithy Lessons From the Scriptures" and "The Prayers and Personal Devotions of Mother Angelica."

Arroyo resides in Northern Virginia with his wife Rebecca and their three children, as of 2015.

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