United States Agency for Global Media

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Jeffrey N. Trimble

(Former) Deputy Director

As BBG Deputy Director, Jeffrey Trimble acted as the second-in-command and was the principal deputy and adviser to the CEO. The Deputy Director assisted the CEO in overseeing the strategy and operations of the BBG and of U.S. International Media (USIM), provided oversight of all elements of the BBG, and provided day-to-day planning, coordination, and strategic guidance to the CEO. He was authorized to serve as Acting Director in the CEO’s absence.

Trimble joined the BBG in 2007 as Director of Programming and later served as Executive Director, managing the Board staff and providing strategic guidance and program oversight. He became IBB Deputy Director in 2012 and worked with the Global Strategy team, focusing on special projects to advance collaboration and coordination across the BBG. Trimble also worked for 10 years at RFE/RL, where his positions included Acting President, Counselor to the President for Programs and Policy, Director of Policy and Strategic Planning, and Director of Broadcasting.

Previously Trimble worked at U.S. News & World Report magazine for 15 years, in positions including Assistant Managing Editor, Foreign Editor, Moscow Bureau Chief, and diplomatic correspondent. He holds a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and is a fluent Russian-speaker.