Bloomberg Media Group chairman Andy Lack has been named the first CEO of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which has oversight of the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio and TV Martí, Radio Free Asia, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks.
“Andy is a great leader, a great communicator, and a great journalist,” said former TIME managing editor Richard Stengel, now Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, in the announcement. “He is the perfect person – and I really mean the perfect person – to be this organization’s first CEO in the 21st century. We are lucky to have him, and we at State look forward to working with him.”
Lack joined Bloomberg in 2008 and has served as chairman of Bloomberg Media for the past year. Prior to that he served as CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, president and COO of NBC, and president of NBC News.