United States Agency for Global Media

CEO and Entity Leadership

Chief Executive Officer

Amanda Bennett

The CEO oversees all aspects of U.S. international media. She provides day-to-day management of USAGM’s operations, including oversight of the technical, professional, and administrative support as well as strategic guidance and management of other programs.

Entity Leaders

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John Lippman

Acting Director, Voice of America The Director oversees VOA, an international multimedia operation broadcasting in more than 40 languages around the world on radio, television, and the internet.

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Stephen Capus

President & CEO, Radio Free Europe/Radio LibertyThe President of RFE/RL oversees the operations of the network, which serves as a surrogate media source in more than 20 countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and Ukraine.

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Sylvia Rosabal

Director, Office of Cuba BroadcastingThe OCB Director oversees Radio and TV Martí, which provide balanced news on local, regional, and international events of importance to the Cuban people.

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Bay Fang

President & CEO, Radio Free AsiaThe RFA President provides strategic and operational direction to meet RFA’s mission of providing balanced, objective news to listeners in East Asian countries, where such news is unavailable.

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Laura Cunningham

President, Open Technology FundThe OTF president is responsible for the program’s strategic development, long-term planning, and day-to-day operations to enable OTF to fulfill its mission to support Internet freedom worldwide.

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Jeffrey Gedmin

Acting President & CEO, Middle East Broadcasting NetworksThe President of Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc. (MBN) oversees the operation of two television networks (Alhurra and Alhurra-Iraq); two radio streams Sawa Iraq and Sawa Levant; and all of MBN’s digital and social media properties.

Previous Leadership

The first Chief Executive Officer was named in 2015. Read more about the previous CEOs here.

The Broadcasting Board of Governors is the name of the board that oversaw the United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) from 1994 through 2020.