The appointment of Kevin Klose as president and CEO of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty was roundly applauded by the Committee of U.S. International Broadcasting.
CUSIB Director Ted Lipien said: “We are confident that the appointment of Mr. Klose to remain at the helm of RFE/RL will be greatly appreciated by many courageous journalists. During his tenure as Acting President and CEO for RFE/RL, Mr. Klose played a critical role in bringing back many reporters who had been dismissed by the former management.”
Former BBG Governor Victor Ashe, now a CUSIB Advisory Board member said: “Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Corporate Board has made a wise decision to retain Kevin Klose’s sage leadership. Kevin Klose has been a breath of fresh air and a calming influence after the trauma created by Steven Korn and his key advisors. Kevin Klose saved Radio Liberty in Russia from self-destruction.”
He added, “A seasoned and steady leader like Kevin Klose is just what RFE/RL needs at this critical time.”