Dick Lobo To Retire As Director Of Broadcasting Board Of Governors International Broadcasting Bureau
October 24, 2013 at 4:21 AM (PT)
BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS International Broadcasting Bureau Director DICK LOBO has announced his retirement, effective NOVEMBER 30th.
In his resignation letter to President BARACK OBAMA, LOBO, the longtime television executive who headed PBS affiliate WEDU (TV) after managing WTVJ (TV)/MIAMI, WNBC-TV/NEW YORK, WMAQ-TV/CHICAGO, and WKYC-TV/CLEVELAND, said, “The proposed implementation of the plan, which I helped formulate, to create the position of CEO and to subsequently abolish the IBB Director’s position creates the ideal time for me to step aside. After more than five decades in broadcasting, I intend to retire and return to my native state of FLORIDA.”
Board Chair JEFF SHELL said, “The agency and, in fact, the country owes DICK a debt of gratitude for what he did at the IBB. DICK was instrumental in developing the proposal for establishing a CEO to streamline the agency as well as leadership of the IBB during a challenging period of uncertainty and tightening budgets.”