Kahlil Byrd

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"Kahlil Byrd is the founder of Sung Media Ventures, an advisory firm that helps launch and nurture sustainable international media organizations. For the past several years, Mr. Byrd has also worked in politics: with Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, acting as communications director for his winning campaign and as the first Director of Appointments in the new administration; currently he is communications director for a US senate campaign in Massachusetts. Mr. Byrd is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and in 2006-2007, was an international affairs fellow. On his fellowship he served as a strategic advisor to The Foundation for International Understanding, an NGO that will fund media co-productions between US and international producers and broadcasters. He is also co-founder and a director of the African Public Broadcasting Foundation, an organization that is helping to privatize and strengthen public service television throughout sub-Sahara Africa. After an early career in finance, Mr. Byrd spent eight years in public broadcasting as a producer and reporter with the BBC, National Public Radio, and WGBH in Boston. Mr. Byrd earned his BA in political science from Morehouse College and his MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School." [1]

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  1. Kahlil Byrd, Council on Foreign Relations, accessed August 25, 2011.