FCC Names New Chief Economist

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FCC chairman Ajit Pai has named a new FCC chief economist.

Glenn Woruch, who has actually been on site since Sept. 25 in the FCC Office of Economics and Analytics, succeeds Dr. Jeffrey Prince in the post.

Woruch comes from the University of California-Berkeley, where he was adjunct professor emeritus.

The chief economist usually spends a year in the job.

“We are grateful to have Dr. Woroch join our team,” said Giulia McHenry, chief of the Office of Economics and Analytics. “His broad knowledge of the many economic issues that come before the Commission will provide important contributions to our work.”

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.