Pat Ciarrocchi is a 10-time Emmy Award winning and Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame TV News journalist. She made her broadcast home at CBS 3 in Philadelphia as a news anchor and reporter for more than 33 years. Some of her most memorable work involved six overseas assignments at the Vatican. MS. Ciarrocchi capped off her career coverage of the Catholic Church with more than 16 hours, broadcasting live during Pope Francis’ historic visit to Philadelphia in September 2015.
Since leaving CBS 3, Ms. Ciarrocchi’s regional public speaking engagements have focused on women’s empowerment in the workplace and the role of women in the Catholic Church, even offering to regional diocesan priests a greater insight into the contemporary Catholic woman. She first became aware of Gaudenzia when she began researching a TV story on substance use disorders — especially among women. Soon, Ms. Ciarrocchi was asked to tell more of the Gaudenzia story as a master of ceremonies at Gaudenzia community events.
In 2016, she joined Gaudenzia’s Board of Directors. In 2022, she was elected to serve in a leadership position as Board Secretary. Her professional background makes her uniquely qualified to Chair the Communications Committee to the Board. Ms. Ciarrocchi’s other community outreach includes serving as a founding board member of Mission Kids — the Montgomery County child advocacy agency, providing advocacy in response to allegations of child sexual abuse. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Hubert’s Catholic High School for Girls.
Ms. Ciarrocchi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Rosemont in 1974. In light of her professional and community accomplishments and contributions, she was awarded four honorary doctorate degrees from La Salle University in Philadelphia, Neumann University in Aston, Cabrini College in Radnor and her alma mater, Rosemont College.