Kenneth Tomlinson

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Birthday
3, 1944
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
May 1, 2014 (69)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
3, 1944
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
May 1, 2014 (69)

About

American journalist and government official who served as Chairman of the Board for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Before Fame

He worked as a reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and as a Vietnam War correspondent for Reader's Digest during the 1960s.

Trivia

He resigned from his position as Chairman of the Board of the CPB in 2005 while under investigation for alleged illegal and unethical activities in the service of advancing a conservative point of view in television programs supported by funding from the CPB.

Family Life

He married Rebecca Moore in 1975, and the couple became parents to two sons.

Associated With

He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to serve as Voice of America Director, Chairman of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, and member of the Board for International Broadcasting.