This week, Ira spoke with Steve Herman.
A veteran journalist in Asia, Steven L Herman is the Voice of America bureau chief and correspondent based in Bangkok. Prior to taking his post in Thailand, Steve was stationed in Seoul. Steve served more than three years as VOA’s South Asia bureau chief based in New Delhi, India. Steve’s Twitter (@W7VOA) coverage from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami disaster sites was widely cited by numerous media outlets globally.
His articles, columns, opinion pieces and reviews have been published in numerous newspapers and magazines including the Far Eastern Economic Review, Harvard Summer Review, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Japan Quarterly, Japan Times, Popular Communications, Proceedings (U.S. Naval Institute), Radio World, Shukan Bunshun, Shukan Gendai, South China Morning Post and the Wall Street Journal. He has been interviewed on ABC World News Weekend, Arirang TV, BBC, BradCast (KPFK Los Angeles), Buckmaster Show (KVOI Tucson), CNN, Jeff Santos Show (WWZN Boston), John Batchelor Show (WABC New York), NewsX (India), Radio New Zealand and tbs eFM (Seoul).
Steve 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). He also served as President of the Seoul Foreign Correspondents Club.
Find Steve on Twitter at (@W7VOA and on Google Plus at +Steve Herman