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CPB Directors Reelected for Second Terms

CPB Directors Reelected for Second Terms

Veteran journalist Kenneth Tomlinson and Telemundo founder Frank Cruz have been reelected chair and vice chair respectively of the nine-member Corporation for Public Broadcasting board of directors. They were approved by acclamation on Sept. 21.
Afterward, Tomlinson reaffirmed the board’s commitment to supporting local public broadcasters. “We at CPB are absolutely committed to supporting the local services that benefit communities across the country,” he said. “My respect for the role of America’s local public broadcasters in serving our democracy grows every day.”
Tomlinson chairs the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. international broadcasting, including Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia and Radio-TV Marti. He has been a member of the CPB board since 2000.
Cruz founded Gulf Atlantic Life Insurance Co., KVEA(TV), Los Angeles, as well as Spanish language television network Telemundo, also promised to continue efforts to improve public broadcasting. “Whether it’s unlocking the secrets of string theory, teaching children how to read, or reporting from around the world, we want to ensure that every person has the opportunity to choose public broadcasting as their source for programs that inform, enlighten and delight,” he said. Cruz has been a member of the CPB board since 1994.