Genachowski Confirmation Hearing Set

Julius Genachowski will get his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, May 12, the Commerce Committee confirmed Wednesday.

The committee had announced the date for a nominations hearing Tuesday, but had provided no names of the nominees.

Genachowski was nominated by the President to succeed FCC Chairman Kevin Martin. Currently, Michael Copps has been serving as acting chairman since Martin’s exit in January

The hearing will be 11 a.m. in the Senate Russell Building.

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.