The U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM, @USAGMgov) will soon be without a chief executive officer. USAGM released a statement on the departure of its CEO John Lansing. He joined USAGM (then known as BBG) as CEO and Director in September 2015. Excerpt below:
After four years serving as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director of the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), John F. Lansing will be leaving USAGM—an independent federal agency providing accurate, objective, and professional news and information worldwide—at the end of this month to start the next chapter of his career as the President and CEO of National Public Radio (NPR).
Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs also released a statement. Excerpt below:
“It’s important that when John steps down, there is continuity of leadership at USAGM. Changes in the law adopted in 2016 provided for a presidentially appointed, Senate-confirmed CEO to lead the agency. But the Senate has not confirmed such a nominee and until it does so, the existing Board of Governors retains the power to name a replacement. I urge the Board to do so immediately, as we can’t predict when the Senate may act on the President’s nominee. This is too important a job to be left vacant for even a day.”
NEW: NPR has a new CEO.
John Lansing, a veteran government broadcast and cable TV exec, has been selected by NPR's corporate board to succeed its current chief, Jarl Mohn.https://t.co/nKp6FvYLPj
— NPR (@NPR) September 5, 2019
Breaking: @NPR names veteran media exec John Lansing as new CEO. He is currently CEO of US Agcy for Glibal Media, the federal agency that oversees @VOANews. Part of news release from NPR: pic.twitter.com/p4rzp6GvBG
— Paul Farhi (@farhip) September 5, 2019
— House Foreign Affairs Committee (@HouseForeign) September 5, 2019