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Published on Sep 10, 2014
AFSA and the Public Diplomacy Council were pleased to welcome Voice of America Director David Ensor on September 9, 2014 to discuss "The Future of the Voice of America." Mr. Ensor gave his perspective on the role of the VOA and other U.S. international broadcasting efforts in a changing media environment.
David Ensor was sworn in as the 28th Director of the Voice of America on June 16, 2011. He joined VOA after an extensive career in journalism and communications. Most recently he served as Director of Communications and Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. From 1975 to 1980 Ensor reported for National Public Radio, where he covered the White House, foreign policy and defense issues. From 1980 to 1998, he was a television correspondent for ABC News, and from 1998 to 2006 he was CNN’s National Security Correspondent. From 2006 through 2009, Ensor was Executive Vice President for Communications and Strategy at the Mercuria Energy Group, an international energy trading and investment group.