Joe Ferullo

NCR board member and vice-chair Joe Ferullo

Joe Ferullo is the CEO and Publisher of the National Catholic Reporter. He had served on the NCR’s board of directors since 2018.

Joe was previously an Executive Vice President of Programming at CBS, overseeing several long-running shows, developing new programs, and helping guide his division’s transition to digital media. Joe negotiated several key digital content deals with leading digital companies like

Before his time at CBS, Joe worked as a journalist. He was a senior level producer at NBC News, for the program Dateline NBC. He won an Emmy award as part of the NBC team covering the events of 9/11 and an Emmy nomination for his story about the children of Amer-Asian Vietnam war refugees.

He was producer or reporter for ABC News, Hearst newspapers, and Rolling Stone magazine. Joe has written essays for the Village Voice and the New York Times’ op-ed page.

In 2009, NCR published his essay about growing up in a working-class parish, titled “WhenVatican II Came to the Bronx.” For several years, he contributed to NCR and to the NCR Today blog online.

He’s a graduate of Columbia University. Joe lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Sylvia Lopez, and their two grown daughters. Sylvia was a veteran news anchor for CBS stations and is now a public health researcher at UCLA.