Veronique Rodman Appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Veronique Rodman, a public relations specialist and former

television producer, has been appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the

bipartisan, nine-member board which supervises all U.S. nonmilitary international broadcasting.

President Bush nominated Rodman to the BBG on October 24, 2003, and gave her a recess appointment

on Dec. 26, 2003.

“Veronique Rodman brings to the BBG an understanding of international affairs and broadcasting,”

said Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, the BBG’s chairman.

Rodman is director of public affairs at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy

Research, a Washington-based think tank. Before joining AEI in 1999, Rodman worked for many years in

broadcasting. From 1982-1995, she served as a producer of ABC-TV’s “This Week With David Brinkley.”

As a television news consultant, she later helped launch “Fox News Sunday.”

Rodman also worked as vice president for the Cosmetic, Toiletries and Fragrance Association

Foundation, and as program coordinator for the SAIS-Novartis Prize for Excellence in International

Journalism, a journalism award given annually at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International

Studies. Previously, she worked for former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and for CSIS’s

Congressional Leadership Group on International Communication. Early in her career, she was

assistant festival director for “The World of Islam,” in London.

Born in Cairo, Rodman received a B.A. from Rutgers University and an M.S from Georgetown

University. She studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. She is married to Peter W. Rodman. They have two

children. Rodman replaces Robert M. Ledbetter, Jr., of Tupelo, Miss., whose term expired.

The BBG is an independent federal agency which supervises all U.S. government-supported

non-military international broadcasting, including the Voice of America (VOA), Radio Free

Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL); Radio Free Asia (RFA); Radio and TV Mart

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