Klose Called for NABA Award

Former NPR and RFE/RL head is honored
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Kevin Klose will receive the North American Broadcast Association International Achievement Award at next week's NABA 2009 Conference & Annual General Meeting in Washington. He will receive the award at a luncheon on June 4.

Klose, now the dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, was until recently at National Public Radio, where he served as CEO and later president. Additionally Klose has served in various functions within the United States Information Agency, including as president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

Klose has also authored several books and was a reporter and editor for The Washington Post for two decades.


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