Michael P. Warsaw

About Michael P. Warsaw


Michael P. Warsaw is the Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer of Eternal Word Television Network, Inc. (EWTN), the world’s largest religious media network based in Irondale, Alabama, USA. Using all facets of technology, EWTN’s global reach includes eleven television networks, numerous regional television channels, shortwave, satellite and AM/FM radio services, online and digital media services, news and publishing.

Mr. Warsaw joined EWTN in 1991 and has held senior management positions in the areas of television production, satellite operations and technical services. He became President of EWTN in 2000 and assumed the post of chief executive officer in 2009. Mr. Warsaw was named chairman of the board of EWTN in 2013. In that capacity he oversees the Network’s strategic direction and mission around the world.

Mr. Warsaw also serves as chief executive or managing director of EWTN’s affiliate organizations both domestically and internationally. With the Network’s 2011 acquisition of the National Catholic Register, Mr. Warsaw assumed the role of publisher of that newspaper.

Prior to joining EWTN, Mr. Warsaw was employed by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.,  While there he established the Basilica’s Department of Communications, serving as its first Director.

He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the Napa Institute. He is a charter member of the Washington, D.C., chapter of Legatus and a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

In April 2017, Pope Francis named Mr. Warsaw a Consultor to the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communications. In that role he serves as an advisor to the Holy See on communications strategy for the universal Church.

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Warsaw completed undergraduate studies in religion and religious education at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he also did graduate work in the field of Liturgical Studies.

Mr. Warsaw splits his time between Birmingham, Alabama, and Washington, D.C., where his wife, Dr. Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw, serves as Dean of the School of Music, Drama and Art of The Catholic University of America. They have two adult children-a son, Michael Warsaw, Jr., and a daughter Angelica Elizabeth Warsaw.