Conservative broadcaster Raymond Arroyo named grand marshal of Endymion parade

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Conservative broadcaster Raymond Arroyo, the news director and lead anchor of the Eternal Word Television Network and a frequent Fox News contributor and host, was unveiled Saturday night (Jan. 8) as the grand marshal for the Krewe of Endymion’s 2022 Carnival parade.

“For a native New Orleanian, who waited as a child all day on Orleans Avenue for the start of this incredible parade, to be a part of the Krewe of Endymion for their first outing in two years is a supreme honor,” Arroyo said in a statement. “To me, Mardi Gras is a joyous, generous expression of our traditions and communal spirit. ... Cannot wait to see you all.”

Krewe of Endymion president Dan Kelly on Sunday said the New Orleans-born Arroyo, 51, was a “very vibrant person who felt like a good choice” to lead the scheduled Feb. 26 parade through Mid-City.

“He has connections to many people here,” Kelly said.

The announcement was made Saturday night before about 4,000 people attending the Krewe of Endymion’s Coronation at the Morial Convention Center, Kelly said.

“After last year being in ‘silent mode,’ the mood last night was very exciting,” Kelly said Sunday. “The city is working hard to have Mardi Gras and Endymion is looking forward to returning on its traditional Mid-City route. We hope everybody gets well for Mardi Gras.”

Arroyo hosts ‘The World Over with Raymond Arroyo’ on EWTN and is a frequent guest and occasional substitute host on ‘The Ingraham Angle,’ the Fox News program hosted by Laura Ingraham.

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