The Broadcasting Board of Governors has updated its brand. The board, which oversees government-backed international programming services including the Voice of America, is now the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM).
Michael Pack is the Trump administration’s leading candidate to head the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which comprises VOA, Radio Free Europoe/Radio Liberty, Office of Cuba Broadcasting, Radio Free Asia and Middle East Broadcasting Networks.
The former president of Scripps Networks brings a background in journalism and multi-platform programming to lead the next generation of the U.S. government’s international media.
The Broadcasting Board of Governors announced today that it intends to hire journalist and media executive Andrew Lack as CEOof the federal agency that oversees the five networks and broadcasting operations of U.S. international media. Those networks are Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio and TV Martí, Radio Free Asia, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks.
Jeffrey Shell, president of NBCUniversal International, will be nominated by President Obama to be chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the independent federal agency that oversees U.S. government non-military international broadcasting.