FCC Commissioner To Take Comcast Post

FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker will become SVP of Governmental Affairs at NBCUniversal after her term ends at the agency in June, Comcast announced today. Baker, a Republican member of the FCC who voted in favor of the recent Comcast-NBCU merger, is the latest big name to join Comcast’s Washington lobbying team; former NCTA boss Kyle McSlarrow was hired as president of Comcast/NBCU in DC in March. “Commissioner Baker is one of the nation’s leading authorities on communications policy, and we’re thrilled she’s agreed to head the government relations operations for NBCUniversal,” McSlarrow said. “Meredith’s executive branch and business experience along with her exceptional relationships in Washington bring Comcast and NBCUniversal the perfect combination of skills.” Baker will report to McSlarrow and will work closely with Rick Cotton, NBCUniversal’s EVP and General Counsel, who continues to set strategic policy direction for NBCU. Reactions to the move already are coming in. (more…)

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