John Featherly is responsible for the day-to-day oversight and operation of the News Center. As Managing Editor, he focuses on breaking news, and the planning and enterprise coverage for all platforms. John also works to ensure content is appropriately produced and available for digital platforms and broadcasts as VOA expands TV and radio audiences in critical regions and increases digital engagement.
Previously, since July 2015, John served as the Real Times News Desk Managing Editor. In that capacity, he oversaw English online platforms, as well as content for VOA language services. He also focused on the implementation of the digital first strategy and the transition to multimedia digital reporting. He has held several positions since his arrival to the Voice of America 14 years ago, including Senior Digital Producer and Senior Editor.
John is a graduate of the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he majored in English and Visual Arts.