Printer Friendly

KEVIN KLOSE LEAVING WASHINGTON POST TO DIRECT RADIO LIBERTY

 KEVIN KLOSE LEAVING WASHINGTON POST TO DIRECT RADIO LIBERTY
 MUNICH, Germany, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) announced today that Kevin Klose, an assistant editor and former Moscow bureau chief of the Washington Post, has been named director of Radio Liberty in Munich.
 Radio Liberty broadcasts in Russian (around the clock) and in 11 other languages of the CIS, the new nations of the former Soviet Union, where it is the dominant Western broadcaster of both domestic and foreign news. It is funded by the U.S. Congress through the Board for International Broadcasting.
 Klose, 51, was Moscow bureau chief for the Washington Post from 1977 to 1981. His book "Russia and the Russians: Inside the Closed Society," published in 1984, won the Overseas Press Club award as the year's outstanding book on foreign affairs. He has written or co- authored four other books.
 In announcing the appointment, RFE/RL President Gene Pell said: "I am immensely gratified that a journalist of Kevin Klose's stature and experience has agreed to assume this responsibility. He brings great experience and background to the job, a profound understanding of the CIS and a dedication to the cause of assisting the development of democratic institutions and free markets in the areas to which Radio Liberty broadcasts."
 Klose will take up his new duties in October. "I've been at the Washington Post for 25 years, and leaving such an extraordinary newspaper is not easy," he said. "But I have reported on events in the Soviet Union and the CIS for many years. I am devoted to the subject, and the area is in ferment. This is an irresistible chance to bring my journalistic experience to Radio Liberty and to lead it in this new era."
 Klose succeeds Enders Wimbush, director of Radio Liberty since 1987, who is returning to the United States for personal and family reasons.
 Once jammed and reviled by the communist regimes of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, RFE/RL is welcomed by the new governments in its listening area as an aid in the difficult task of building democratic institutions. In addition to offices in Washington and New York, RFE/RL now has news bureaus in Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Kiev, Moscow, Prague, Riga, Sofia, Tallinn, Vilnius and Warsaw.
 -0- 8/20/92
 /CONTACT: Pat Gates Lynch of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 202-457-6910/ CO: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; Washington Post ST: IN: SU: PER


DC -- DC009 -- 1689 08/20/92 11:55 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Aug 20, 1992
Words:418
Previous Article:GULF STATES UTILITIES CO. COMPLETES NEGOTIATIONS OF BONDS FOR PUBLIC OFFERING
Next Article:NYCOR TO ACQUIRE COMPRESSOR BUSINESS IN SECOND ACQUISITION ANNOUNCEMENT IN THIS QUARTER
Topics:


Related Articles
GORBACHEV CALLS ON WHITE HOUSE TO FUND RADIO LIBERTY
TOP RUSSIAN, EASTERN EUROPE ANALYSTS JOIN RFE/RL; DUO WILL STRENGTHEN ANALYSIS, MANAGEMENT
XM Satellite Radio Announces Move to Permanent Headquarters In Washington DC Tech Corridor.
NPR's 'LATINO USA' Wins 2000 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.
Sun-Sentinel and WXEL 90.7 FM Team Up to Produce Daily Newscasts.
NPR President has St. Louis press connections.
NPR BOOSTS L.A. FREQUENCY PUBLIC-RADIO GIANT OPENS LOCAL FACILITY.
Radio, newspaper war.
International Broadcasting Bureau: No political reasons behind stop of broadcasting of Azattyk radio in Kyrgyzstan.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters