FCC's O'Rielly Names New Wireline Advisor

Arielle Roth is joining the office of FCC commissioner Michael O'Rielly as an advisor on wireline issues.

She is succeeding Amy bender, who is exiting the FCC Friday (Aug. 31).

Roth has been legal advisor in the Wireline Competition Bureau, focused on universal service and pricing, according to O'Rielly's office.

She is also a former legal fellow at the Hudson Institute, a conservative think tank. 

"I am so pleased that Mrs. Roth has agreed to join my office, said O'Rielly. "Her expertise in wireline communications issues and firm commitment to free market principles will be extremely valuable..."

Bender has been wireline legal advisor to O'Rielly since 2014  and, before that, was media advisor to O'Rielly's predecessor, Robert McDowell. 

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.