Ambassador Karen Kornbluh has been unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors. She will succeed Governor Michael Meehan, who has served on the board since July 2010.
Kornbluh is currently the executive vice president of external affairs for Nielsen, and she is responsible for global public policy, privacy strategy and corporate social responsibility.
She previously served as U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development from 2009–2012. She also worked as policy director for then-Sen. Barack Obama and as the deputy chief of staff for the U.S. Treasury Department and as director of the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Federal Communications Commission.
Kornbluh also founded the New America Foundation’s Work and Family Program and is a senior fellow for Digital Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. She has a bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College and a Master of Public Policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
The Broadcasting Board of Governors is an independent federal agency, supervising all U.S. government-supported, civilian international media.