Free Press' Ben Scott Exits For State Department Post

Free Press Policy Director Ben Scott has exited the group to take a job in government.

Scott has been named a policy advisor for innovation at the State Department.

Free Press' policy team, which is pushing hard against the Comcast/NBCU merger and for network neutrality, will be headed by Research Director Derek Turner. "We will miss Ben’s leadership, wise counsel, and strategic brilliance -- for Free Press and the overall movement for media and technology policy in the public interest," said Free Press President Josh Silver.

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.