Journalist, Voice Of America
This week, Ira spoke with Steve Herman, senior White House correspondent for Voice Of America and subsequently its White House bureau chief (2017-2021. In this journalistic episode of Ira’s Everything Bagel, Steve talks about the unique history of the Voice Of America; why the agency is the only news organization in the world to be mandated by law to be objective; his long and eclectic journalism career; his adventures as a White House correspondent; how he has the energy to fly around the world in Air Force One (with little time to sleep) and report on the president; and the most compelling stories he have covered over the decades.
Steve Herman is currently on temporary assignment as an editor with the News Standards & Best Practices team of the Voice of America.
From early 2017 through August of 2021, Steve was senior White House correspondent and subsequently VOA’s White House bureau chief.
During the Donald Trump administration, Steve was the radio pool reporter on dozens of Air Force One domestic and international flights, including the 45th president’s final flight to Florida.
Steve, in 2020, covered both the Republican incumbent’s campaign, as well as that of the Democratic challenger and eventual victor, Joe Biden.