Audrey Sommers' Bio
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, a secular 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.
Her latest TV program, ''Stories of Faith,' won an Emmy Award after it aired on
the Catholic Television Network of Detroit, EWTN and the Catholic TV Network.
The pilot episode, 'Meghan's Miracle,' features a Dearborn, Michigan girl with
an undiagnosed medical condition that left her on life support and how her
parents firm beliefs in their Catholic faith helps them cope. As a regular series,
each story shows how God is working in the lives of those who grow in faith in
their time of need, whether it be family, medical or financial related issues.
Also notable is her broadcast and print work for ‘Angels in the Caribbean,’
which generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for Food for the Poor. Ms.
Sommers received two Telly’s for the half-hour TV special. 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
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 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 Fox 2 Detroit and on the Catholic Television Network of Detroit.
Audrey worked as a reporter for the WKBD Ten O’Clock News in Detroit for
seven years before joining The Michigan Catholic newspaper and CTND in