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United States: Clinton Appoints White House Official To Head VOA

Washington, 11 December 1996 (RFE/RL) - U.S. President Bill Clinton has appointed a senior White House official, Evelyn Lieberman, to direct the U.S. government-funded international radio broadcasting station Voice of America (VOA).

Lieberman's appointment was announced by the president last night. She is the deputy chief of the White House staff. Prior to that, she was on the staff of U.S. First Lady Hillary Clinton. Before joining the White House staff, Lieberman was press secretary for Senator Joseph Biden, (D-Delaware), the senior Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Lieberman will succeed Geoffrey Cowan as director of the Voice of America.

In his remarks, Clinton said Lieberman's "extraordinary breadth of experience will help VOA continue the remarkable work Geoff Cowan has done to meet the challenge of change."