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CenturyLink's Melissa Newman Joins Wilkinson Barker Knauer

Melissa Newman, who recently retired as VP of federal policy and regulatory affairs at CenturyLink, has joined D.C. law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer.

Newman had been head of the federal regulatory group and with Qwest before that. She is also the former deputy division chief at the FCC's Common Carrier Bureau. 

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“Melissa is an extraordinary leader, advocate and friend," said WBK managing partner Bryan Tramont.

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.