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USAGM Board of Governors announces CEO

September 25, 2019

Effective October 1, 2019, Grant Turner, currently USAGM’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director of USAGM on an interim basis until the President appoints a Senate-confirmed CEO.

Steve Capus named Senior Advisor at USAGM

September 24, 2019

The U.S. Agency for Global Media is announcing the appointment of Steve Capus as Senior Advisor to the CEO. As part of USAGM’s senior management team, Capus will provide expert advice and guidance on all matters involving the Agency’s mission and operations, as well as developing and implementing the Agency’s strategic plan and priorities.

Director Regalado Leaves TV and Radio Martí

September 20, 2019

WASHINGTON—The United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) leadership today has accepted the resignation of Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) Director Tomás Regalado.

The changing weapons of disinformation

September 18, 2019

"...we are nothing if not adaptive. The changing world demands from us an agility that allows us to meet the unique needs of truth-starved audiences, no matter the disinformation tactics or restrictions on free media under which they struggle."

USAGM Board recognizes Lansing’s leadership and dedication

September 11, 2019

The Board of Governors of the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) met on September 11, 2019, at the agency’s Washington, D.C. headquarters to review key programming initiatives and distribution strategies. Board Chairman Kenneth Weinstein called for a moment of silence in tribute to the lives forever lost and changed on September 11, 2001, and the sacrifices made by the men and women serving the country since then.

USAGM networks recognized for excellence with Edward R. Murrow Awards

June 20, 2019

“I am thrilled that the RTDNA’s Edward R. Murrow Awards have recognized the high-caliber reporting that RFE/RL and RFA produce. My heartfelt congratulations go to the skillful journalists and storytellers who offer our global audiences accurate and professional journalism—the bedrock of what we do at USAGM.” - USAGM CEO John F. Lansing.

Correcting historical narratives a focus of USAGM board meeting

June 5, 2019

Just one day after the world marked 30 years since the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, the United States Agency for Global Media’s (USAGM) Board of Governors met and discussed ways in which its networks not only cover current events, but also help people living in unfree media environments better understand their often government-controlled or buried histories.