Kenneth R. Weinstein is Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), whose entities include the Voice of America (VOA), Radio and TV Marti in the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), and Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN). The USAGM Board is bipartisan, but its chairman is by law a member of the party of the U.S. President. On March 13, 2020, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Kenneth R. Weinstein to be U.S. Ambassador to Japan.
Ken Weinsten was confirmed as a member of the board on September 23, 2013 and as chairman on January 25, 2017. Weinstein became chairman of what was previously called the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) when President Trump was sworn-in in January 2017.
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