BBG Chairman Jeff Shell visited the Prague broadcast headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on September 3. This was Chairman Shell’s first visit to RFE/RL since his appointment as head of the BBG in early August.
During his visit, Shell met with RFE/RL corporate and editorial leadership and management of RFE/RL’s services for Afghanistan and Pakistan (Radio Azadi, Radio Mashaal), Iran (Radio Farda) and Russia (Radio Svoboda).
Shell also addressed an all-staff Town Hall meeting, where he announced that Acting President Kevin Klose had accepted the BBG’s offer to serve as President of RFE/RL. Klose had been serving as Acting President and CEO since January of this year.
“Kevin Klose’s seasoning in international media — here and over his entire career — makes him the right person to carry out this critical mission,” Shell said. “His stewardship has brought steady progress. We look forward to working with Kevin and the talented team at RFE/RL to bring news and information to priority countries from Iran to Russia and across Eurasia.”