Broadcasting Board of Governors



330 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20237

Phone, 202-203-4545. Internet, http://www.bbg.govChairman

Kenneth Y. Tomlinson

Members Joaquin F. Blaya, Blanquita Walsh Cullum, D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, Edward E. Kaufman, Norman J. Pattiz, Steven J. Simmons

(Secretary of State, ex officio) Condoleezza Rice

Executive Director Brian T. Conniff

Legal Counsel Carol M. Booker

Chief Financial Officer Janet Stormes

Congressional Coordinator Susan Andross

Communications Coordinator Larry Hart

Strategic Planning Manager Bruce Sherman

Policy and Program Coordinator John Giambalvo

Special Projects Officer Oanh Tran

Chief Information Officer Ronald Linz, Acting

General Counsel Carol M. Booker, Acting

Director, International Broadcasting Bureau (vacancy)

Chief of Staff Janice Brambilla

Director, Office of Civil Rights Delia L. Johnson

Associate Director for Management Stephen S. Smith

Associate Director for Program Support Gary Thatcher

Director, Office of Engineering and Technical George A. Moore


Director, Voice of America David S. Jackson

Chief of Staff Marie Lennon

Associate Director for Language Kelu Chao


Associate Director for Central (vacancy)


Associate Director for Operations Mark L. Prahl

Director, Office of Cuba Broadcasting Pedro V. Roig

President, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Jeffrey Trimble, Acting

President, Radio Free Asia Libby Liu

President, Middle East Broadcasting Networks Bert Kleinman


The Broadcasting Board of Governors' mission is to promote freedom and democracy and to enhance understanding by broadcasting accurate, objective, and balanced news and information about the United States and the world to audiences abroad.

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) became an independent agency on October 1, 1999, by authority of the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (22 U.S.C. 6501 note).

The BBG serves as the governing body for all nonmilitary U.S. broadcasting and provides programming in 56 languages via radio, television, and the Internet. The BBG broadcast services include: the Voice of America (VOA), the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN).

All BBG broadcast services adhere to the broadcasting standards and principles of the International Broadcasting Act of 1994...

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