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Jackson Diehl served as the Deputy Editorial Page Editor of the Washington Post for 20 years until his retirement in August 2021. As an editorial writer, Diehl focused on foreign affairs and U.S. international relations. He started his career at the Post in 1978 as a Metro reporter, before moving to the foreign desk in 1981. He worked as a correspondent for the outlet’s Buenos Aires, Warsaw and Jerusalem bureaus until 1992 before moving into newsroom management. His accolades include the Inter-American Press Award for Interpretive Journalism in 1984, and the Bob Considine Award of the Overseas Press Club in 1989. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Editorial Writing in 2011 and 2013. 

Diehl was appointed to serve as a Member of the RFE/RL Board of Directors on September 16, 2022. 

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Board of Directors

RFE/RL, Inc. is a private nonprofit corporation incorporated in the State of Delaware. Our Board of Directors makes all major policy determinations governing Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) operations. Each member of the RFE/RL Board of Directors is required by federal law to have “requisite expertise in journalism, technology, broadcasting, diplomacy, or appropriate language or cultural understanding” relevant to RFE/RL’s mission. Government employees are prohibited by law from serving on the RFE/RL Board. 

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Scott Carpenter

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Lisa Curtis

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Jeffrey Gedmin

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Margaret Hoover

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Michael Kempner

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Kristin Lord

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