Linda Kinney, Federal Communications Commission veteran and formerly vice president, law and regulation, for Dish Network, has joined the Motion Picture Association of America as vice president, regulatory affairs.
She reports to Michael O'Leary, vice president, government affairs, for MPAA.
Kinney was FCC deputy general counsel under former chairman Michael Powell and spend a decade at the commission, including as an aide to then-commissioner Susan Ness.
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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.