Jeffrey N. Trimble, Deputy Director, International Broadcasting Bureau

The IBB Deputy Director works with the Global Strategy team, focusing on special projects that advance collaboration and coordination across the BBG.  Trimble provides strategic editorial guidance to enhance BBG content in an environment of increasing global competition.

Trimble joined the BBG in 2007 as Director of Programming and later served as Executive Director, managing the Board staff and providing strategic guidance and program oversight. He became IBB Deputy Director in 2012. Trimble also worked for 10 years at RFE/RL, where his positions included Acting President, Counselor to the President for Programs and Policy, Director of Policy and Strategic Planning, and Director of Broadcasting.

Previously Trimble worked at U.S. News & World Report magazine for 15 years, in positions including Assistant Managing Editor, Foreign Editor, Moscow Bureau Chief, and diplomatic correspondent.

He holds a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and is a fluent Russian-speaker.