Long-time Voice of America on-air program host Robert Reilly has formally been appointed the 25th director of the U-S Government overseas broadcast agency.
The appointment was announced Friday by the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees V-O-A. Mr. Reilly was chosen for the post by President Bush.
In meetings with the V-O-A news staff last week, Mr. Reilly affirmed his commitment to accurate, objective and comprehensive news reporting. He said the best way for V-O-A to do its job is to tell the truth.
For more than a decade before becoming V-O-A chief, Mr. Reilly was program host for On the Line, a weekly V-O-A and Worldnet foreign policy talk show. He has also served in the Reagan White House and as senior advisor at the U-S embassy in Switzerland.