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Eugene Pell

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Eugene Pell

Eugene Pell was President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty beginning in 1985. Headquartered in Munich, this organization is responsible for broadcasting more than 1,000 hours per week in 22 languages to Russia and Eastern Europe. Mr. Pell was also a Director of the Voice of America. A native of Paducah, Kentucky, Mr, Pell is a graduate of Harvard University and holds a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University. He spent more than 20 years in commercial broadcasting as a correspondent and news executive, including various positions with Westinghouse Broadcasting Co.; anchorman for WBZ-TV in Boston; and national political correspondent in Washington and chief of the foreign news service in London. He joined NBC News in 1978, serving as Moscow correspondent and Pentagon correspondent. He served three years as a U.S. Navy officer, including an assignment as program director for Armed Forces Radio. Pell was a Nieman fellow at Harvard University in 1974-1975, and a visiting fellow at Harvard’s Russian Research Center in 1977. He has received numerous awards for news reporting.