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Dingell Chief of Staff Joining FCC

Andrew Woelfling, chief of staff and legislative director to Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), is joining the FCC as deputy director in the Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA) effective June 30.

Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress, is retiring at the end of this term.

Woelfling has been dealing with communications issues including the broadcast incentive auctions. Dingell has long been a friend of broadcasting, including pressing the FCC on completing spectrum coordination with Canada and Mexico before the auction.

“Andrew’s firm grasp of communications and consumer protection issues along with his invaluable experience in congressional affairs will help ensure good communications between the FCC and Capitol Hill," said OLA director Sara Morris.

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.