John Baldino, OFS, MALS is a Secular Franciscan and a College Instructor. He has two decades of experience in media production and marketing, specializing in digital strategies for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs). A digital lifestyle and strategy expert, John has worked with more than 50 television stations and other local media companies in over 30 markets nationwide creating, distributing, and monetizing digital content.
John is a published writer and an award-winning television host and producer. A renowned presenter, he has delivered more than 500 speeches and presentations in 16 states and the District of Columbia. John has worked in high-level positions at top-tier and regional media companies including the New York Times Broadcast Media Group, Nexstar Media Group, and the Wilkes-Barre Publishing Company where he was the youngest vice president in the company’s history.
John serves on faculty in the humanities division at Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he teaches and develops courses in Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Communications. For four years, he was Adjunct Instructor of Communications and English at Keystone College in LaPlume, Pennsylvania. He has guest lectured at Lock Haven University, Wilkes University, Kings College, Misericordia University, McCann School of Business, and Wyoming Seminary. From 2012 to 2017, John taught Catholic education at SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish in the Diocese of Scranton.
John is a graduate of Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications: Digital Media and Broadcast Production. He holds a Master of Arts, Liberal Studies from Excelsior College in Albany, New York with a concentration in Philosophy and Religious Studies.
As a Secular Franciscan and member of St. Maximilian Kolbe’s Militia of the Immaculata, John maintains an active ministry in the Catholic Church. He serves as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Master of Liturgical Ceremonies, hospice spiritual minister, and presider at wake and grave-site services.
John lives in Clarks Summit with his Yorkie, Liza. He spends he free time reading, writing, playing with his nieces and nephews, and binge-watching “Star Trek” reruns.