John Branscome, communications counsel for the Senate
Commerce Committee, is moving up to senior communications counsel, the post formerly
held by new Democratic FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, a committee source
In addition, Shawn Bone, a public policy consultant at Wiley
Rein in D.C., will be joining the committee, replacing Branscome.
Branscome is a former FCC bureau chief and legal adviser,
including to then Commissioners Michael Copps and Kathleen Abernathy. He was
also detailed from the FCC to advise Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on communications
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.
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