Carolyn Cronin, a veteran radio reporter and news anchor at WPRO, has been appointed to lead external and internal communications for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, Rev. Bishop Thomas J. Tobin announced in a statement released today.
``The Diocese of Providence is excited to announce Carolyn Cronin as its next communications director to lead a critical department in Diocesan administration,’’ said Bishop Tobin. ``Carolyn Cronin’s many years as a news anchor and reporter will strengthen Diocesan evangelization and catechisms.
``I am pleased that Carolyn has accepted this appointment and look forward to working with her as we strive each day to share the good news of the Catholic faith through traditional media such as the Rhode Island Catholic newspaper and websites and social media,’’ said Bishop Tobin.
Cronin takes over from Michael Guilfoyle, who recently left the diocese for a top communications post at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass.
A New Jersey native, Cronin has been a reporter in the Providence market for 16 years. A graduate of The University of Massachusetts-Amherst, she lives in Rhode Island with her husband David and their two children. The family worships at St. Michael’s in Smithfield, R.I.