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Veteran Media Executive Appointed VOA New York Bureau Chief


Bernard Shusman, a veteran of radio and television news, has been named chief of the VOA New York bureau

Washington, D.C., June 10, 2009 – Bernard Shusman, a veteran of radio and television news, has been named chief of the Voice of America (VOA) New York bureau, responsible for covering the northeastern United States.

“The New York bureau is one of VOA’s most active beats, providing crucial information about the financial sector and the United Nations for our audiences overseas,” said Steve Redisch, VOA’s executive editor. “Bernie’s wealth of knowledge of the major radio and TV markets in this region will be a great asset to VOA.”

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Shusman joined VOA a year ago, working with VOA’s language services that produce television programming.

While at Newsweek, Shusman won the George Foster Peabody Award for developing an animated editorial cartoon series for broadcast by TV stations across the country. He spent eleven years at Newsweek as a Vice President and Executive Producer. He has also worked in Philadelphia, Chicago, and New York City for NBC News/GE. As a corporate news director at General Electric Group, Shusman managed television and radio news operations in Denver, Nashville, and Schenectady. He established a Washington, D.C., news bureau to cover news in the nation’s capital.

Shusman grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania. He is a New York resident.

The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. Government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts approximately 1,500 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of more than 134 million people. Programs are produced in 45 languages.

For more information, please call VOA Public Relations at (202) 203-4959, or e-mail askvoa@voanews.com.

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