Ex-Discovery Exec Yang Exiting FCC

Phoebe Yang, Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski's senior adviser on broadband since August and a former Discovery executive, is exiting the agency in December for a private sector post at The Advisory Board Co., which provides services to healthcare and education.

Those are two of the areas where the FCC says broadband deployment will benefit the public.

Yang has been responsible for integrating the National Broadband Plan objectives into the FCC's agenda, following serving as general counsel of the broadband plan initiative.

Yang's resume includes stints as vice president of corporate development and vice president of digital media operations at Discovery, vice president at AOL Time Warner, time with the Clinton administration and law practice at Hogan & Hartson.

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.