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Steven L. Herman

Steven L. Herman

VOA White House Bureau Chief

Steve Herman is VOA’s White House Bureau Chief. He has traveled with President Trump to more than 10 countries. The veteran journalist spent 26 years in Asia, including Tokyo and subsequent stints as VOA’s correspondent and bureau chief in India, South Korea and Thailand. He also served as VOA’s Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, based at the State Department. His articles, columns and reviews have been published in numerous newspapers and magazines including the Far Eastern Economic Review, Harvard Summer Review, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Japan Quarterly, Japan Times, Popular Communications, Proceedings (U.S. Naval Institute), Radio World, Shukan Bunshun, Shukan Gendai, South China Morning Post and the Wall Street Journal. He has appeared on ABC World News Weekend, ABS-CBN News Channel (Philippines), Arirang TV (South Korea), BBC, Buckmaster Show (KVOI Tucson), the CBS Evening News, Channels TV (Nigeria), CNN, John Batchelor Show (WABC radio New York), Radio New Zealand, RTHK (Hong Kong), TVBS (Taiwan) and various cable news networks in India. Herman was elected chairman of The Foreign Press in Japan (FPIJ) for five consecutive years after a one-year term as president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (FCCJ). He also served a one-year term as president of the Seoul Foreign Correspondents’ Club and as a governor of the Overseas Press Club of America. Herman holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Thomas Edison State University and a Master of Arts in public diplomacy from Mountain State University. As an avowed life-long learner he has also completed graduate level coursework in several fields, from animal behavior to media law, at such institutions as American University, Bath College, Harvard and The New School.

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