Trump Ally At Voice of America Replaced By News Executive He Recently Demoted

The Biden White House has named Yolanda Lopez acting director of the Voice of America. She was demoted last week after a VOA reporter asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unwelcome questions.
The Biden administration is ousting Trump appointees at the Voice of America and its sister networks, which together reach 350 million people worldwide each week. Source: Caroline Brehman

The Biden administration continued its swift sweep of the leadership at the Voice of America and its parent agency on Thursday. It pushed out VOA's director, a Trump ally named Robert R. Reilly who had been appointed just last month.

According to two people with knowledge, Reilly and his deputy, former State Department official Elizabeth Robbins, were escorted from the building. Robbins has told colleagues she is on "administrative leave."

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