"We are facing a number of challenges from entities like Russia Today which is out there pushing a point of view, the Islamic State in the Middle East and groups like Boko Haram," he said. "But I firmly believe that this agency has a role to play in facing those challenges," Lack added, according to the newspaper.
Andrew Lack, a notable media executive, has previously served as president of NBC News.
The Broadcasting Board of Governors is an independent federal agency of the US government. It supervises all of US government-supported civilian international media, such as Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks and Radio Free Asia.