Steve Redisch joined the Voice of America this week as executive editor.
He’ll supervise the daily operations and activities of VOA’s news, programs, language services, broadcast operations and Internet departments.
Redisch joins VOA after a 20-year career with CNN, where he earned two Emmy Awards and a National Headliner Award. He began his broadcasting career in 1979 at WTOP(AM) in Washington after attending American University. In 1987 he moved to CNN’s Washington bureau as a television writer and producer, and in 1992 he relocated to Atlanta as a producer for the CNN International.
Highlights of his CNN career include launching the network’s flagship primetime news show, “The World Today,” as executive producer in 1998; serving as executive producer of special events such as political conventions, State of the Union addresses and the 2001 Presidential Inauguration; and managing the newsgathering staff and directing editorial content as deputy bureau chief and executive editor in Washington from 2002 to 2005.