AWRT Names Strobel Interim President

American Women in Radio & Television has tapped Sylvia Strobel to be interim president of the organization.

Maria Brennan, who had been president since 1998, resigned to take over the reins at Women in Cable & Telecommunications.

Strobel, who is senior partner in entertainment law firm Lehmann Strobel, will head up the search for a permanent replacement. Valerie Blackburn, with CBS Radio in Los Angeles, replaces Strobel as chair of the AWRT board.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.