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John Lippman, Acting Director for VOA Programming

John Lippman is Voice of America’s Acting Director for Programming, guiding the activities of VOA’s 48 different language newsrooms providing news and information to VOA’s global audience. At USAGM/BBG since 2009, Lippman has also served as Acting Director of USAGM’s Office of Performance Review, in charge of the internal program critiquing and coaching functions of U.S. international broadcasting; as interim General Manager of Radio/TV Marti, and as VOA’s Deputy Director for Programming. Before entering government, Lippman was senior vice president for news and operations at Univision television, the U.S. Spanish language media company, and worked as a news executive for television stations in Los Angeles, California, and Seattle, Washington. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where he majored in history and urban studies.