Submitted by Bob Burton on
President Barack Obama has announced his intention to nominate Dana Perino as a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). Perino, who is currently Chief Issues Counselor for the global PR firm, Burson-Marsteller, and a commentator on Fox News. Perino was spokesman for President George W. Bush between 2007 and 2009. BBG is the body that oversees several U.S. funded international broadcast channels, including Voice of America, Radio Sawa, Al Hurra and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.The board is comprised of four Democrat appointees, four Republicans appointees and the Secretary of State.