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Brownback One Step Closer To Federal Ambassador Post

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback returned to Washington D.C. this week for a second U.S. Senate committee confirmation hearing on his nomination for ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. Testimony was to began early Thursday afternoon, according to the Foreign Relations Committee web site.

President Donald Trump nominated the two-term Republican governor for the ambassadorship in late July.

However, Brownback wasn’t among dozens of nominees given final approval by the end of the year. There is no word on how long the process will take.

Following this latest round of testimony, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved Governor Sam Brownback to be the Ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom on Thursday afternoon.

The nomination will now go to the full Senate. There is no timeline on when they will schedule a vote.

 

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Derek Nester
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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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