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February 25, 2010
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International Women’s Media Foundation Names New Board Members, Co-Chairs
Washington, D.C. – The International Women’s Media Foundation has announced three new members of its board of directors:
Barbara Cochran, former president of the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation. Cochran, who previously served as an IWMF board member, has nearly 30 years of experience as a journalist and news executive.
Katty Kay, Washington Correspondent for BBC World News America. Kay reports on American news and politics and co-authored the book Womenomics in 2009. She began her career with the BBC in 1990 in Zimbabwe.
Cynthia McFadden, co-anchor of ABC News’ Nightline since 2005. McFadden joined ABC News in 1994 as the network's legal correspondent.
Leading the IWMF board of directors as co-chairs are Campbell Brown, a CNN anchor, and Barbara Cochran. Cochran replaces Akwe Amosu of the Open Society Institute, who will remain on the IWMF board. Theodore J. Boutrous Jr. of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP serves as vice chair. Secretary is Carolan K. Stiles of Blue Creek Foundation and treasurer is Jennifer Moyer of Alarm.com.
For full bios of members of the IWMF’s 2010 board of directors, visit www.iwmf.org/staff.aspx.
Founded in 1990, the International Women’s Media Foundation is a vibrant global network dedicated to strengthening the role of women in the news media worldwide as a means to further freedom of the press. The IWMF network includes women and men in the media in more than 130 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.iwmf.org.