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April 18, 2012
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International Women’s Media Foundation Names New Board Members
– The International Women’s Media Foundation announces four new members of its board of directors:
• Parisa Khosravi
, senior vice president for international newsgathering at CNN. Khosravi is responsible for international and domestic newsgathering operations, which include more than 100 correspondents at 45 bureaus worldwide. She also oversees International Newsource, the network’s international affiliate division that services more than 200 CNN affiliates worldwide. Khosravi joined CNN as a video journalist in 1987.
• Linda Mason
, vice president, standards and special projects at CBS News. Mason is responsible for two of CBS News' weekend broadcasts, "Sunday Morning" and the "CBS Evening News" weekend editions, and is the CBS News representative for National Election Pool, the consortium of news organizations that conducts exit polling on election days. Mason joined CBS News as a radio desk assistant in 1966.
• Debra Adams Simmons
, editor of The Plain Dealer since 2010. Simmons joined The Plain Dealer as managing editor in 2007 following four years as vice president and editor of the Akron Beacon Journal. She has previously worked at The Detroit Free Press, The Virginian-Pilot, The Hartford Courant and the Syracuse Herald-Journal.
• Lisa Stone
, co-founder of BlogHer, Inc. Since Stone started BlogHer in 2005, it has grown into a diversified media company reaching 37 million unique visitors monthly. Stone works across the company on digital and social strategies that partner Fortune 500 brands with a new wave of content creators. Previously, Stone was editor-in-chief and VP, Programming for Women.com.
Leading the IWMF board of directors as co-chairs are Theodore J. Boutrous Jr.
of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and Katty Kay
of BBC World News America. The secretary is Carolan K. Stiles
of Blue Creek Foundation, and the treasurer is Jennifer Moyer
For full bios of members of the IWMF’s 2012 board of directors, visit www.iwmf.org/staff.aspx
Founded in 1990, the IWMF’s mission is to strengthen the role of women in the news media worldwide. The IWMF network includes women and men in the media in more than 130 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.iwmf.org