New President for RFE/RFL

By on Jun, 10 2016 with Comments 0

ThomasKentLong-time Associated Press journalist Thomas Kent is the new president of Radio Free Europe and Radio Free Liberty. He replaces Nenad Pejic, who became Acting RFE/RL President after Kevin Klose stepped down in 2014.

Kent’s “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,” said Jeff Shell, chairman of the network’s board.

Kent began at the AP in 1972, with stints that included Moscow Bureau Chief, International Editor, Deputy Managing Editor and, most recently, Standards Editor. He played a leading role in AP’s editorial and technical digital transformation.

 

About The Author: Leslie Stimson has been a reporter for 35+ years, starting in radio news. She’s spent the last 20 years reporting for radio trades.

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