Glassman Replaces Hughes

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From the AP:

    President Bush intends to name a well-known conservative commentator and journalist to lead the State Department’s struggling efforts to improve the U.S.’s image abroad, replacing long-time confidante Karen Hughes, who is leaving government by the end of the year, The Associated Press has learned.

    Bush plans to tap James K. Glassman, now chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees the Voice of America, to be the new undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, administration officials said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement has not yet been made. …

    In addition to his work with the Broadcasting Board of Governors, Glassman is a fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute think tank in Washington and publisher of the group’s magazine, The American.

    Glassman also is a former top manager of several national publications, including The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic and U.S. News & World Report magazines and the congressional newspaper Roll Call. He was also a Washington Post columnist.

Glassman also used to own Roll Call.

Hat tip: Romenesko