Broadcasting Board of Governors names John Lansing as Chief Executive Officer

WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the independent federal government agency that oversees all U.S. civilian international media, today announced the appointment of John Lansing as Chief Executive Officer and Director of the BBG.  Lansing will begin his service at the BBG in September.

VOA Reporter Breaks News on Bangkok Bomb Blast

Steve Herman, VOA’s Southeast Asia Correspondent and cameraman Zinlat Aung were one of the first news teams on the scene to report on the explosion that hit the Erawan Shrine near the commercial Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok 7:00 pm local time Monday. They were quickly joined at the site by VOA Asia Coverage Editor Barry Newhouse.