Thomas Kent Named President Of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
June 10, 2016 at 3:47 PM (PT)
RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY has named ASSOCIATED PRESS Standards Editor THOMAS KENT as its new President, effective JUNE 17th. KENT, who has been with the AP since 1972 as reporter, MOSCOW Bureau Chief, International Editor, and Deputy Managing Editor, replaces Acting President NENAD PEJIC at the helm of the stations, operated under the auspices of the BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS.
RFE/RL Board Chairman JEFF SHELL said, "TOM was chosen in a competitive selection process from a strong field of candidates. RFE/RL will benefit enormously from such an outstanding leader. His track record in digital news expansion and his collaborative leadership style aligns with the board's vision of a unified, innovative and effective U.S. International Media."
"Our winning strategy is our talented staff," said BBG CEO/Director JOHN LANSING. "TOM joins a cadre of committed journalists around the world with the simple goal of ensuring that everyone has access to impartial, independent and professional news and information about their communities that helps citizens take more control over their lives.
"He brings extensive experience in developing successful digital media strategies and joins us at a highly dynamic time when BBG networks are streamlining and employing content in creative and impactful ways. I am thrilled to welcome him on board."