Former TV meteorologist Jennifer Schack has joined the Archdiocese of Cincinnati as director of media relations.
She will work for Mike Schafer in the Archdiocese's Department of Communication and Mission Promotion. Both positions were created last year as Dan Andriacco, Archdiocese communications director, was preparing to retire.
Schack, who attends St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cold Spring, KY, is a graduate of Bishop Brossart High School and Thomas More College.
"My Catholic faith has been a very important thread in my life, personally. I believe that my broadcasting career was readying me for this work and I'm excited to be here," she said.
"A lot of people have asked me how I've gone from being a meteorologist on TV to working for the Catholic Church. It's been a very natural transition for me," she said. "I've always been open to God calling me to merge my faith and my work. As a practicing Catholic, being able to use my communication skills to work for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is a perfect fit."
Schack left WLWT-TV last May after four years as weekend morning meteorologist to become a new media correspondent for the Diocese of Covington.
She said the career change was more family friendly (she has three young children), and an opportunity for "merging my Catholic faith with my work."
Here's the release:
Jennifer Schack Appointed Archdiocese Director Of Media Relations
Jennifer Schack has joined the Archdiocese of Cincinnati as the Director of Media Relations within the Department of Communication and Mission Promotion, effective immediately.
Jennifer has more than 15 years of experience in broadcasting. Her extensive background in media includes, most recently, working for WLWT-TV in Cincinnati as a meteorologist and reporter from 2013-2017. Her broadcasting career also included part-time work at WKRC-TV in Cincinnati from 2001-2004. In addition, she worked on-air in Lawrence, KS, Dallas, TX and Lexington, KY. Jennifer is a graduate of Bishop Brossart High School and Thomas More College. She is married with three children and an active member of St. Joseph parish in Cold Spring, KY.
“I’ve always been open to God calling me to merge my faith and my work,” Schack said. “As a practicing Catholic, being able to use my communication skills to work for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is a perfect fit. This role will allow me to help bring to light not only the great work of the Church, but the also the deep, enriching, spiritual life God is calling each of us to.”
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 44th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with more than 450,000 Catholics, and has the sixth largest Catholic school system in terms of enrollment with more than 40,000 students.