Inga Larionovaitė will be in charge of the news service and news integration at Lithuania's public broadcaster LRT. On Tuesday, she announced her decision to step down as head of the news service at Info TV.
© DELFI / Andrius Ufartas

LRT announced on Wednesday that Audrius Matonis, head of the LRT TV's news service, is leaving on May 15.

Larionovaitė will be tasked to integrate all news services – the TV, radio and news website – and coordinate their work, the LRT statement reads.

"I believe united LRT journalists will make the TV, radio and website audience even bigger. I have many ideas and determination and I want to contribute to a transparent, strong and independent public broadcaster," Larionovaitė said.

Major tasks and renewal lie ahead of LRT, its director general Monika Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė says. "A public broadcaster's news services must closely cooperate, ensuring the maximum efficiency and trustworthiness and reach the audience where it is," she said.

Larionovaitė joined the LRT's news service while studying journalism at Vilnius University she graduated from in 1998. She worked for the LNK TV channel in 1999 and was the channel's reporter in Brussels as of 2000. In 2005, she produced investigative program Žurnalisto Tyrimas (Journalist's Investigation) while working for production company Spaudos Televizija.

Larionovaitė was one of the founders of the Lietuvos Rytas TV and led its news service since 2008. Since 2012, she's been part of the team behind Lithuania's longest news program Info Diena at Info TV, part of the LNK group.

Larionovaitė told BNS Lithuania on Wednesday her decision to leave Info TV was influenced by the publication earlier this week of a report by the State Security Department on business groups' influence on political processes in Lithuania. The report contains a lot of information on MG Baltic which also owns Info TV.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Pope urges young Lithuanians 'to swim against current of individualism'

Pope Francis on Sunday called on young Lithuanians to have the courage "to swim against the current...

Pope Francis invites Lithuanians to care for socially vulnerable, resist thirst for glory

Pope Francis on Sunday called on the faithful in Lithuania to care for socially vulnerable groups...

Over 100,000 people gather for papal Holy Mass in Lithuania's Kaunas

Over 100,000 worshipers have gathered on Sunday morning in Lithuania's second-largest city of Kaunas...

Pope Fancis might ask Lithuania for solidarity in accepting refugees

Pope Francis , arriving in Lithuania on Saturday, might ask the Baltic states for solidarity in...

If you have to borrow money, do it wisely: what do you need to know?

Everyone wants to have enough money to cover all our needs, but sometimes there‘s nothing else to do...