The Broadcasting Board of Governors has selected David Ensor as the next director of the Voice of America, according to a Politico article, to start in June. The official announcement will be made 4/18. He will be replacing Dan Austin. “The democracy uprisings of the past two months have shown the critical importance of the free flow of credible information in empowering people around the world. The Voice of America has been pursuing this mission for seventy years by providing great journalism and a clear presentation of America and its policies,” said Walter Isaacson, Chairman of the BBG, in the story.
Ensor has been Director for Communications and Public Diplomacy of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan since January 2010. He was CNN’s National Security Correspondent and prior to that, an ABC News correspondent with assignments in DC, Moscow, Rome and Warsaw.