Feb. 15, 2017: Min L. Mitchell was appointed as the Managing Director for East Asia for Radio Free Asia (RFA), a division of the federal government’s Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Mitchell is a veteran journalist. In her new post, Mitchell is charged with overseeing RFA’s four language services for Chinese audiences—Mandarin, Tibetan, Cantonese and Uyghur—and its Koren Service, which broadcasts into North Korea. Before her appointment as the RFA Managing Director for East Asia, Mitchell covered U.S. politics and global affairs as the Washington- and New York-based correspondent and news anchor for several major Chinese-language news organizations, including Hong Kong’s Phoenix Satellite Television and Taiwan Television, where she was the organization’s D.C. bureau chief, and as a stringer for BBC Chinese News. In Taiwan, Mitchell also worked for Ming Sheng Daily News and as RFA’s Taipei stringer, providing daily headline coverage of news events. A native of Taiwan, Mitchell received a BA in Russian language and literature from National Chengchi University in Taipei. Mitchell holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. BBG is an independent federal government agency.