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KBS Board Chooses New President

2008/08/26 | 257 views | Permalink | Source

The board of directors of KBS has selected Lee Byung-soon as the new president of the public broadcaster.

The board conducted an interview of four finalists Monday and decided to recommend Lee as new KBS head to President Lee Myung-bak.

He currently serves as the head of the public network's affiliate, KBS Business.

The board said it picked Lee In line with democratic practices and without outside intervention, marking the first time in 35 years for KBS to pick an insider to head the public broadcaster.

President Lee is expected to appoint Lee as early as Tuesday.

Lee began his career at KBS in 1977 as a reporter. He served as the head of KBS branches in Changwon and Daegu and has been heading KBS Business since 2005.

Reported by KBS WORLD Radio

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