Former Time magazine editor Richard Stengel will join the Broadcasting Board of Governors as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. He was nominated to the position in September, 2013 and confirmed by the Senate on February 11.
By law, the Secretary of State serves as an ex-officio member of the BBG and representing the secretary on the board has been a traditional duty of the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.
Stengel has served as the managing editor of Time magazine since 2006, overseeing the magazine, Time.com, Time Books and Time for Kids. Stengel received the News and Documentary Emmy Award in 2012 for Time.com’s “Beyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience,” on which he served as executive producer. In 2010, he was awarded Citizen of the Year at the Annual National Conference on Citizenship and the 2010 Lifetime of Idealism Award. He has also authored several books, including “Mandela’s Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life.”
Stengel was the president and CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia from 2004 to 2006. In 2000, Stengel served as a senior adviser and chief speechwriter for Bill Bradley’s presidential campaign.