BBG Watch Commentary independent Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB –, which supports U.S. international media outreach to countries without free press and supports journalists who work for media entities under the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), has issued a press release announcing that former BBG Governor Susan McCue joined the organization’s Advisory Board.

CUSIB’s Executive Director and co-founder Ann Noonan has been a frequent speaker at BBG board meetings as a member of the public, expressing CUSIB’s concerns over the management of U.S. international broadcasting and urging reforms. Other CUSIB advisory members include a former U.S. presidential advisor, a former Voice of America director, and another former BBG Governor.


CUSIB - Supporting journalism for media freedom and human rights

May 27, 2014

CUSIB Welcomes Susan McCue

The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB – is pleased to welcome former BBG Governor Susan McCue who has accepted our invitation to serve as a Member of our Advisory Board.

Ann Noonan, CUSIB’s Executive Director and co-founder stated:

“CUSIB is glad that Susan McCue has graciously accepted our invitation to serve on our Advisory Board.  It is no surprise to us at CUSIB that Susan McCue will remain dedicated to the cause of excellence in journalism and support for the work of the news reporting staff among BBG’s media entities. Susan McCue’s vigilance and integrity were instumental with righting the ship at Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) in 2012 – and with helping to save the jobs of many Radio Liberty journalists in Russia. We believe that Susan McCue’s participation on CUSIB’s Advisory Board will be a great help in our efforts to strengthen media outreach to those who live under censorship and political repression.”

Ted Lipien, CUSIB’s Director and co-founder stated:

“CUSIB will benefit from Susan McCue’s experience as a former BBG member and advocate for those who are the most oppressed and the poorest around the world. Ms. McCue has been also a champion for the outstanding journalists among BBG media outlets who provide uncensored news to overseas audiences. We are delighted that she will continue to support the work of these journalists through our organization.”

Susan McCue was selected by President Obama to serve as a member of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Board of Directors, and her nomination was approved by the U.S. Senate. Susan McCue was appointed to serve as a Governor at the Broadcasting Board of Governors in 2010.  She is President of Message Global, a strategic advocacy firm she founded in 2008 to advance social action campaigns.  She was the founding President and CEO of The ONE Campaign to combat extreme global poverty, and Chief of Staff to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from 1999 to 2007. Susan McCue has held numerous communications positions in government and campaigns. She is currently Vice Chair of Humanity United and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB – is an independent, nongovernmental organization which supports free flow of uncensored news from the United States to countries without free media.

For further information, please contact:

Ann Noonan, co-founder and Executive Director
Tel. 646-251-6069

Ted Lipien, co-founder
Tel. 415-793-1642