VOA’s Executive Editor, Steve Redisch, functions as VOA’s chief operating officer. He supervises the daily operations and activities of VOA's news, programs, language services, broadcast operations, and Internet departments.
Redisch joined VOA after a 20-year career with CNN, where he earned two Emmy Awards and a National Headliner Award. Prior to coming to VOA, he served as CNN’s Washington, D.C Deputy Bureau Chief and Executive Producer-White House, where he oversaw the bureau's multi-million dollar budget while coordinating White House coverage with other networks and media outlets, and adapted the bureau's reporting to meet the different demands and requirements of CNN's many distinct shows, networks, and Internet platforms.
Some of the many 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 such special events as political conventions, State of the Union addresses, and the 2001 Presidential Inauguration; and managing the news gathering staff and directing editorial content as Executive Editor in the Washington, D.C. bureau.
Redisch began his broadcasting career in 1979 at WTOP all-news radio in Washington, D.C. after attending American University.