TORONTO/ROME, MARCH 3, 2022 – Salt + Light Media opens this month its first Vatican Bureau, led by Jen Copestake, a Canadian-born broadcaster with more than 15 years of experience with the BBC. Supported by Salt + Light’s studio-headquarters in Toronto, Copestake joins the network as its first Vatican Bureau Chief to share truthful and accurate information to a world audience.
“We’re excited to see Jen showcase her inspiring faith and extensive media experience as our first Vatican Bureau Chief,” says Fr. Alan Fogarty, SJ, CEO of Salt + Light Media. “Jen’s collaborative and discerning heart will surely help us deliver our mission of sharing information, while spreading a deep and life-changing hope.”
For the past seven years Jen was one of the main presenters in the popular global technology TV program, Click. She has reported from virtually every continent on subjects ranging from refugee crises in Syria to Arctic issues in Greenland, the use of artificial intelligence in medicine in Rwanda and the exponential growth of technology in China. Jen has produced and presented international programs with heads of state from around the world, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Jimmy Carter. She is a committed Catholic and has contributed to events at the Vatican for the Pontifical Academy for Life on artificial intelligence and robotics.
“I’m delighted to be joining Salt + Light Media at this critical time for the Church and the world,” says Copestake. “People need a trustworthy source for news and stories. I’m honored to be able to share truthful and hope-filled stories with my new colleagues but, more importantly, I’m committed to helping our audience find something even greater.”
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With offices in Toronto, Montreal and New York City, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, a Canadian registered charity, and Salt and Light Catholic Media USA, Inc., a section 501(c)(3) not for profit charity, are devoted to spreading the Light of Christ to the world through television, social media, podcasts, print and other forms of digital communication in English, French, Italian, Cantonese and Mandarin. Dedicated to being – and helping others become – the salt of the earth and the light of the world (Mt 5:13-14), Salt + Light Media’s mission is to proclaim Jesus Christ and the joy of the Gospel to the world by telling stories of hope that bring people closer to Christ and the Catholic faith. For more information visit slmedia.org.
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