THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CHERYL FELDMAN HALPERN TO BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS
The President today announced his intent to nominate Cheryl Feldman Halpern to a full three-year term as a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). Ms. Halpern has served as a Member of the BBG in a one-year term since its inception in 1996.
Ms. Halpern, of New Jersey, is active in a wide range of community activities and currently serves as the chairman of the National Jewish Coalition. She also serves on the board of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the New Jersey Regional Advisory Board of the Anti-Defamination League, the Center for Public Policy of B'nai Brith, and the board of the New Jersey-Israel Commission. Ms. Halpern also has served as the coalitions chairman for the New Jersey Republican Party and has coordinated ethnic outreach programs throughout the state. She served for six years as a member of the Board for International Broadcasting, the predecessor to the BBG. Ms. Halpern holds a B.A. in political science from Barnard College and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University. While in college, Ms. Halpern was associated with WKCR-FM in New York, where she produced both news and classic music programs.
The Broadcasting Board of Governors is responsible for policy and budgetary oversight for all of the non-military international broadcasting services of the U.S. Government, under the aegis of the United States Information Agency. These services include: The Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Free Liberty, Radio Marti and Television Marti, Radio Free Asia, and WORLDNET Television.