United States Agency for Global Media

Management Team

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Kelu Chao

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.

Network Leaders

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Yolanda López

Acting Director, Voice of America (VOA)
Ms. López 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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Ted Lipien

President, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
Mr. Lipien oversees the operations of RFE/RL, which serves as a surrogate media source in more than 20 countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and Ukraine.

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Director, Office of Cuba Broadcasting
The 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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Stephen Yates

President, Radio Free Asia (RFA)
Mr. Yates 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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Victoria Coates

President, Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN)
Ms. Coates oversees MBN, a multimedia organization that broadcasts in Arabic to a weekly audience of 31 million people in 22 countries in the Middle East and North Africa.