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The CEO

Chief Executive Officer and Director

John F. Lansing joined USAGM (then known as BBG) as CEO and Director in September 2015. Lansing’s previous experience includes nine years as President of Scripps Networks, where he is credited with guiding the company to become a leading developer of unique content across various media platforms including television, digital, mobile and publishing.

Most recently, Lansing was President and Chief Executive Officer of Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), a marketing association comprised of 90 of the top U.S. and Canadian cable companies and television programmers. There, Lansing oversaw the development of business strategies and marketing initiatives that position cable television companies for continued growth as they compete with emerging digital content platforms.

Lansing also brings a deep understanding of journalism from roles as an award-winning Photojournalist and Field Producer, Assignment Manager, Managing Editor, and News Director at several television stations earlier in his career.

News & Appearances

Statement from USAGM CEO John F. Lansing on OCB Soros Issue

Statement by CEO Lansing on the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

Statement from CEO John F. Lansing on agency rebrand

Protecting journalists protects us all

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