Jay Fadden is the son of Jim and Karen Fadden and was raised in Canton, Massachusetts with his four sisters, Maura, Colleen, Katie, and Sheila. He attended Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, because of the fine Catholic education it provided.
Jay has been working in some capacity with the CatholicTV Network since 1984 and has been involved in many different aspects of the television process. He started as a camera operator at CatholicTV before being promoted to sports producer, producer of specials, director of operations and ultimately general manager. He has been the network's general manager since 1995.
Jay has been an integral part of the growth of CatholicTV. He was the point person on purchasing and renovating the headquarters of the network, the Monsignor Frank McFarland Center, an old Dominican convent. He has complete oversight of the expansion of the network's geographical reach and fundraising.
Jay is co-host of two original CatholicTV programs. This is the Day, the network's signature talk show, that airs live Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 (Eastern) with rebroadcasts all week. In Conversations with Cardinal Seán, he sits down with the Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Seán O'Malley, to answer questions that you may have at home about the Catholic Faith.
Jay has traveled the world covering events and producing original programs for CatholicTV. He has brought viewers historic programming and specials from Italy, Poland, Cuba, Nicaragua, Honduras, France, Russia, Turkey and Israel. When Pope John Paul II passed away, Jay spent three weeks in Rome to provide coverage of the funeral and election of Pope Benedict XVI.
Jay's interest in the field of television came while attending Franklin Pierce University located in Rindge, New Hampshire. His experience includes managing two local cable access stations in Medfield and Norfolk. It was at these stations that he honed his skills in production and management. Jay also worked at Canton Cable Eight in Canton, where he was involved in production, doing play-by-play for high school sports, set design, editing, and hosting shows.
In 2001, Jay received a Master of Arts in Ministry from Saint John's Seminary. Along with other CatholicTV staffers Kevin Nelson and Bonnie Rodgers, Jay was part of the first graduating class for the program. He resides in a suburb southwest of Boston with his wife Shirley and their three children Amelia, James and Ethan. In his free time, Jay enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, playing basketball, reading, and coaching his children's basketball teams.