Audrey Sommers is an award-winning broadcast and print journalist having earned numerous accolades for her work in the Catholic media.
Audrey received the top Telly Award for Best in Educational, Non-Broadcast Video for her Lector and Gospel Reader's Workshop: A Resource for Bringing God’s Word to Life. Her DVD is selling world-wide through Liturgy Training Publications under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Il.
Audrey won the coveted Emmy Award for Meghan's Miracle after it aired globally on EWTN and the Catholic TV Network of Detroit. The half hour TV special features a Dearborn, Michigan girl with a mysterious, undiagnosed medical condition that left her on life support and the faith of her family.
Also notable is her broadcast and print work for Angels in the Caribbean, which generated close to a million dollars for Food for the Poor. Ms. Sommers received two Telly's for the half-hour TV special that she produced, wrote and hosted from the slums of Kingston, Jamaica. She also was honored from the Society of Professional Journalists for her two-part print series, ‘Angels in the Caribbean,’ which was published in The Michigan Catholic newspaper.
Ms. Sommers was the field producer of the Herald Award-winning television program, Quest for the Sacred, which was shot in Rome for World Youth Day in 2000 with Pope John Paul II.
Audrey hosted the entertainment TV show Madonna Magazine that aired on CTND for ten years. At the same time, she taught Television and Radio Performance at Madonna University.
Ms. Sommers is also a published author, having written the children’s book, ‘Mickey, the Monarch,’ which is based on the true story of a boy who rescues an injured Monarch butterfly.
Audrey has been the lector trainer for the Archdiocese of Detroit since 1996 and speaks at conferences across the country. She is a lector and Eucharistic minister at St. Colette Parish in Livonia, MI and is a lector for Mass for Shut-Ins that airs on WJBK-TV Fox 2 Detroit and on the Catholic Television Network of Detroit.
Audrey worked as a reporter for the WKBD-TV Ten O'Clock News in Detroit for seven years before joining The Michigan Catholic newspaper and CTND in 1998-2003.