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Monday, July 26, 2021

Kansas Representative Mike Pompeo Sworn In As New Head Of The CIA

On Monday at 3:00 PM the U.S. Senate convened and proceeded to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Kansas 4th District Representative Mike Pompeo for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

The Senate later voted 66-32 to confirm Pompeo as director of the CIA on Monday evening.

His fourth congressional district seat in Kansas is now open. Over the next five days, Governor Sam Brownback will call a special election.

Former fourth district representative Todd Tiahart, current Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes and others have expressed an interest in the position.

Pompeo was sworn in late yesterday by Vice President Mike Pence.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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