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With bureaus in five continents producing original content for an array of radio, television, mobile apps and social media, VOA’s News Center serves as the agency’s 24/7 news hub, supplying 45 language services with the lifeblood of their programming, while offering a renown roster of programming of its own, including weekly television programs such as “Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren” and “VOA Connect,” top of the hour radio newscasts broadcasting fresh information round the clock, and award winning documentaries on topics rarely approached elsewhere. Combined with comprehensive coverage of major news events, enlightening investigations, balanced analysis and extensive beat coverage, the editorial output of VOA’s News Center results in a formidable catalog of trustworthy journalism brought to global audiences estimated to exceed 236 million viewers, listeners and readers around the world.

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Established: February 1942



Voice of America




VOA News

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Plugged in with Greta Van Susteren -- a 30-minute TV program about all aspects of U.S. policy through interviews with policy makers and discussion with opinion shapers.

VOA Connecta 25-minute TV program that brings together stories of people across the U.S. and around the world, from a virtual reality brain surgeon, to a Vietnam War vet connecting to the daughter he never knew.

Top-of-the-hour 5-minute English radio newscasts



The White House, State Department, Pentagon, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

The United Nations Headquarters


New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco/Silicon Valley


-Africa: Dakar, Johannesburg, Nairobi

-Asia: Bangkok, Beijing, Islamabad, Seoul

-Europe: London, Moscow, Istanbul

Coverage Beats

National Security, U.S. Politics, Economics, Diplomacy, Education, Health, Science, Lifestyle, Immigration and Diaspora, Investigations, Women’s Issues, Technology, Courts and Law Enforcement.

The News Center oversees “Special Events” programming and coordination and is responsible for agency-wide news coverage planning.