United States Agency for Global Media

Who we are

The United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) is a networked global media agency. The five media organizations that comprise the USAGM complement and reinforce one another in a shared mission vital to U.S. national interests: to inform, engage and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. Together, USAGM networks communicate each week with more than 354 million people across the globe.

The mission of USAGM is to inform, engage and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy.

Our Leadership

Kelu Chao, Acting Chief Executive Officer

Our leadership comprises the CEO who leads the agency, senior staff who oversee multimedia broadcast distribution, as well as technical and administrative support to the broadcasting networks, and network leadership. Read more about our leadership here.

Oversight

USAGM’s mandate comes from multiple pieces of legislation. We are accountable to six bipartisan House and Senate committees. As a federal agency, USAGM’s budget request is part of the President’s Budget request to the Congress.

Various legislations give USAGM its mandate to supervise all broadcasting activities and to provide strategic management for the Agency.

As part of the Executive Branch, USAGM is subject to Congressional oversight which includes the review, monitoring, and supervision programs, activities, and policy implementation.

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