The Broadcasting Board of Governors named a new executive director.
Jeffrey Trimble, formerly director of programming for the BBG, will advise the board on international broadcasting developments, as well overseeing the BBG staff.
He succeeds Jan Brambilla, who was named to a newly created post of director of management planning, reporting to Trimble.
The BBG is the federal agency that overseas all U.S. government-backed non-military international broadcasting, including Voice of America, Middle East network Alhurra TV and Cuba's TV and Radio Marti.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.