Education and Secular Career
Teresa attended Central Michigan University and graduated with a degree in Journalism in 1981. For nearly 20 years, she worked as a radio and TV news reporter and anchor woman in the Detroit area. Teresa gained recognition for her work in radio by the Associated Press, The Detroit Press Club, and the American Women in Radio and TV. In 1988, she made the jump to television as a reporter and anchor for WKBD-TV 50, covering the streets of Detroit live five nights a week before moving to the ABC affiliate WXYZTV Channel 7. Her assignments at Channel 7 took her across the country covering some of the most significant stories of the ‘90s, including the Oklahoma City bombing and the 1995 visit to the United States by Pope John Paul II.
Catholic Radio and Success
Through the course of her career, Teresa became disillusioned and disappointed by the trends in the media toward sensationalism, violence, and liberal bias. In the year 2000, Teresa left the secular media to start her own speaking and communications company, Teresa Tomeo Communications, LLC. Her daily morning radio program, Catholic Connection, is produced by Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is syndicated to over 200 Catholic stations nationwide through the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network and is also carried on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.
Teresa is a columnist and special correspondent for the national Catholic newspaper, Our Sunday Visitor and appears frequently on the EWTN Global Catholic Television Network. Teresa and co-hosts the new EWTN television series, The Catholic View for Women, and is the field reporter for their annual March for Life coverage in D.C.
Teresa has also been featured on The O'Reilly Factor, Fox News, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, and the Dr. Laura Show, discussing issues of faith, media awareness, and Catholic Church teaching, especially as it relates to the culture.
Public Speaking and Leadership
As a speaker, Teresa travels around the country spreading awareness, as well as sharing her reversion to the Catholic Church. She has led several pilgrimages and retreats each year to various holy places around the world. In 2008, she was chosen as one of 270 delegates from around the world to attend the Vatican Women's Congress held in Rome marking the 20th Anniversary of John Paul the Second's Letter entitled On the Dignity and Vocation of Women.
Teresa has authored six books including the best-seller Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed by Christ, Not Conformed to the Culture. She has also written Noise: How Our Media Saturated Culture Dominates Lives and Dismantles Families, All Things Girl, God's Bucket List, and Beyond Me, My Selfie, & I. Teresa's autobiography, Newsflash! My Surprising Journey from Secular Anchor to Media Evangelist was published in September of 2008.