Jim Bertel is the Acting Division Director for the English Division including English to Africa, Learning English and English News Programs. From 2010 – 2016 Jim was the Program and Operations Manager of English working closely with the English team to create exciting, innovative TV & Radio programming. He was also the Executive TV Producer for English to Africa and spent nearly a decade in the News Center as a reporter and editor.
Prior to joining VOA. Jim worked at major media outlets in Washington, New York and Connecticut. He is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with additional MBA studies at the University of Maryland.