On December 2, 2013, Jeffrey Trimble began serving as Acting Director of the International Broadcasting Bureau. Prior to that he has served as IBB Deputy Director, assisting in overseeing IBB operations and carries out special projects.
Trimble joined the BBG in 2007 as Director of Programming. Prior to that, he had a 10-year career 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.
He also 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.