Oana Lungescu is a Romanian journalist and she is the principal Spokesperson for the North Atlantic Alliance, providing strategic advice to the NATO Secretary General, the North Atlantic Council, commands and NATO offices on press, media and social media.
She is also in charge of all speeches and publications by the NATO Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General. Ms Lungescu is the first woman – and the first journalist – to hold this position.
Ms Lungescu joined NATO after a long journalistic career with the BBC World Service.She joined the BBC’s Romanian Service in London in 1985 and subsequently became deputy head and then editor.
In 2002, she was the recipient of a European Woman of Achievement Award.
In 2010, she received a jury´s commendation in 2010 UACES – Thompson Reuters Reporting Europe awards for her documentary series “State Secrets” – about secret police archives and her own Securitate file.