The Board is composed of nine members with expertise in the fields of mass communications, broadcast media, or international affairs. Eight members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The ninth, the Secretary of State, serves ex officio.
Jeff Shell is the chair of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and chairs the BBG’s Advisory Committee and Special Committee on the Creation of a Chief Executive Officer. He also chairs the boards of directors for the BBG’s grantee networks. Read More
Matthew Armstrong serves as the chair of the Special Committee on the Voice of America in the 21st Century and is a member of the Advisory Committee, the IAC Committee and the Special Committee on the Creation of a Chief Executive Officer. Read More
Dr. Aron was confirmed as a member of the BBG on December 12, 2014. Read More
Ryan Crocker serves as a member of the IAC Committee and served on the Special Committee on the Future of Shortwave Broadcasting. Read More
Michael Kempner was confirmed as a member of the BBG on December 12, 2014. Read More
Ambassador Karen Kornbluh was confirmed as a member of the BBG on December 16, 2014. Read More
On February 1, 2013, John Forbes Kerry became the 68th Secretary of State of the United States. Read More
Kenneth Weinstein serves as chair of the IAC Committee and as a member of the Advisory Committee, the Special Committee on the Creation on a Chief Executive Officer and was on the Special Committee on the Future of Shortwave Broadcasting. Read More
The board meets regularly throughout the year to discuss the agency’s performance, review agency policies and strategic direction and receive reports from IBB and entity leadership. Board meetings are generally open to the public and available for viewing via live-stream and online video. Below are the most recent recordings. A complete list of previous meetings is available here.