Chief Public Affairs Officer
Kevin Eckstrom joined Washington National Cathedral in 2015 as Chief Communications Officer, and became Chief Public Affairs Officer in 2023. His principal portfolio includes all external Cathedral engagement, strategic messaging, media relations, crisis communications and the award-winning Cathedral Age magazine. As a member of the Cathedral's Executive Team, he serves as editor-at-large and works with the Dean and Chief Operating Officer to advance the Cathedral's core mission priorities and to develop programs to build audiences and awareness for the Cathedral.
Eckstrom came to the Cathedral after 15 years at Religion News Service. During his nine years as editor-in-chief, RNS was named Best News Service by the Associated Church Press six times. He holds degrees from The George Washington University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
He lives in Washington, DC, with his husband and twin sons.