Updated at 6:10 p.m. PT on Sept. 24, 2014 to reflect TVNewser’s update of its story, which now notes correctly where the creation of the new federal agency stands legislatively.
A top executive at Bloomberg is departing the company to take on a government job. TVNewser reports that Andy Lack, chairman of the Bloomberg Media Group, “is leaving the company and has been named the first CEO of all U.S. government funded international media.”
A new agency to replace the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which oversees the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio and TV Marti and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, was approved in a bill that recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives, “but still needs to pass the Senate,” the story says. Still, the BBG has issued a press release saying that it intends to hire Lack for the new post.
Lack, who joined Bloomberg Media in 2008, previously served as chairman and CEO of Sony Music and president of NBC News, as well as president and COO of NBC.