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Steven L. Herman

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Steven L. Herman

Steven L Herman is Voice of America's White House Bureau Chief, currently based in Washington, DC." [1]

Reporting

Herman was one of the few journalists to spend time in the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant "hot zone" and visit the grounds of the crippled facility in April 2011.[2][3]

Professional organizations

Herman served a term as Presidents of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (FCCJ)[4] and the Seoul Foreign Correspondents' Club.[5]

Herman served on the Advisory Board of the Waseda Marketing Forum, associated with the Business School of Waseda University in Tokyo.[6]

Books

Herman is the author of a pictorial book, Bhutan in Color 2007: A Himalayan Kingdom through the Lens of an American Journalist.[7]

Career

Herman, who was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1959, worked as a print and broadcast reporter for the Associated Press in West Virginia and Washington, D.C. before returning to Japan in 1990 as a reporter/producer for "Asia Now," which aired weekly on PBS. From 1996 to 2000, he was the senior executive in Japan for the parent company of Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. Herman was elected for five consecutive years (1998-2002) to serve as Chairman of The Foreign Press in Japan (FPIJ) after completing a one-year term as President of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (FCCJ). For the 2005-6 term, he was again on the FCCJ Board of Directors and continued to serve as the radio representative on the FPIJ Executive Committee until his assignment to South Asia.

Later life

Herman also has been President of the Japan-America Society of The American University and the Charleston (W.Va.) professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. During his award-winning career he has also served on boards of directors of the SPJ Las Vegas chapter and the California-Nevada AP Television-Radio Association (APTRA). He is a voting member of the Asian American Journalists Association, the Foreign Correspondents' Club of South Asia, the Overseas Press Club of America and the South Asian Journalists Association. Herman served on the Advisory Board of the Waseda Marketing Forum, associated with the Business School of Waseda University in Tokyo. In 2006 Herman served on the Japan panel to select recipients for the journalism fellows of the Fulbright Program. His print work includes two novels: Last Assignment and Sunset 2020. He is also the author of a pictorial book, Bhutan in Color 2007: A Himalayan Kingdom through the Lens of an American Journalist. Besides India, he has recently reported from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Pakistan.

Education

Herman attended UNLV in the mid-1970's and later graduated from Thomas Edison State College. He has studied at the graduate level at numerous institutions, including American Military University, American University, Bath Spa University and Harvard University.

References

  1. ^ https://www.voanews.com/author/4365.html
  2. ^ "Correspondents Report - US correspondents venture into nuclear no go zone 17/04/2011". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  3. ^ Memmott, Mark (2011-04-14). "At Crippled Japanese Nuclear Plant: Sign Says 'Zero Disasters For This Year' : The Two-Way". NPR. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  4. ^ "Farewell Party for Steven Herman | FCCJ: The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan". FCCJ. Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  5. ^ "::::: Seoul Foreign Correspondents' Club ::::". Sfcc.or.kr. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  6. ^ "Advisory Board". Waseda Marketing. Archived from the original on 2013-12-10. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  7. ^ "Bhutan in Color 2007: A Himalayan Kingdom Through the Lens of an American ... - Google Boeken". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2013-10-07.