Monika Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of Lithunanian National Radio and Television (LRT).
Budrienė is an experienced journalist who was editor-in-chief of Lithuania's biggest news website DELFI between 2000-2017. Previously she worked as a reporter and columnist for a variety of Lithuanian media organisations and also worked as editor of the weekly youth programme on Vilnius radio. She also teaches journalism, reviewing bachelor and master theses.
Budrienė's priority at LRT is to better integrate content between the various platforms.
The CEO is appointed by the LRT Council for a 5-year term. Budrienė was chosen from a field of 11 candidates for the role and managed to secure more than half of the required Council members' votes.
Budrienė will replace Audrius Siaurusevičius, who has headed the broadcaster for two consecutive terms.