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Bay Fang named as new Radio Free Asia president

November 21, 2019

“We are thrilled to have Bay take the helm at RFA at such a critical time. Across Asia, press freedom continues to decline and the need for unbiased news and information is increasing. I am confident that Bay will provide excellent leadership and continue the unparalleled journalism RFA is known for.” - Grant Turner, USAGM CEO and Director

Unbiased and independent reporting sustains record audiences for USAGM networks

November 21, 2019

The United States Agency for Global Media’s (USAGM) annual impact and performance numbers indicate that its programming reaches continuously larger audiences than ever despite changing media environments worldwide. The Agency’s measured weekly audience grew to 350 million people in FY 2019, up from 345 million people in FY 2018 which was a monumental and unprecedented increase of 67 million over FY 2017.

Comprehensive reporting of critical events a focus of USAGM board meeting

November 14, 2019

The U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) Board of Governors met yesterday at the agency’s Washington, D.C., headquarters to review key programming initiatives and distribution strategies. The meeting was the first for Grant Turner in his role as USAGM’s CEO and Director.

Excellence and personal sacrifice honored at annual Burke Award Ceremony

November 13, 2019

The United States Agency for Global Media’s (USAGM) Board of Governors awarded journalists and staff from each of its five networks yesterday with the David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards. The awards recognize courage, excellence and professionalism in journalism and are given every year to USAGM journalists who demonstrate a commitment to providing accurate news and information that goes above and beyond.

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.

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.