FCC Chief Jessica Rosenworcel Names Brad Berry as Diversity Adviser

Brad Berry of the FCC
Brad Berry (Image credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)

Federal Communications Commission chair Jessica Rosenworcel has named Brad Berry senior adviser for diversity, equity and inclusion.

Berry will work with the FCC’s Task Force to Prevent Digital Discrimination, which is headed up by D'wana Terry and Sanford Williams, who are special advisers to Rosenworcel, and Alejandro Roark, chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.

A former general counsel of the NAACP, most recently Berry was VP of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law.

Rosenworcel also announced that Deena Shetler has been named deputy chief of staff for administration. Shetler has been the deputy chief of the Office of Economics and Analytics. Shetler also brings experience at the National Telecommunications & Information Administration — which oversees government spectrum use, among many other things — and the U.S. Justice Department. ■

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.