Lansing Named BBG CEO

He replaces interim CEO André Mendes
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WASHINGTON�The Broadcasting Board of Governors has named John Lansing as its next CEO and director, to start next month. He replaces interim CEO�Andr� Mendes, who filled in after�Andrew Lack, who left after about two months to rejoin NBC as head of that networks news division.�

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BBG is the federal government agency that oversees U.S. civilian international media. Lansing is former president of Scripps Networks, where BBG says he was �credited with guiding the company to become a leading developer of unique content across various media platforms including television, digital, mobile and publishing.�

Most recently he was president/CEO of the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing; BBG says he worked in a number of content and management positions at several television stations earlier in his career.�

Chairman Jeff Shell made the announcement, calling Lansing �a proven executive and a remarkable, transformative leader in multiplatform content strategies, development and distribution.�

BBG oversees VOA, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio and TV Mart�, Radio Free Asia and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks.