Gloria Tristani Joins NHMC

Former FCC Democratic commissioner Gloria Tristani has joined the National Hispanic Media Coalition as a special policy advisor.

That advice will be on how to close the digital divide and push for more Latino voices in the media.

Tristani has been an attorney with Spiegel & McDiarmid, where her clients included PEG channels and municipal governments.

She is also the former president of the Benton Foundation.

Tristani was a commissioner in 1997-2001, where she pushed for E-rate schools and libraries broadband subsidies and greater diversity.

She is also managing director of the Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ, which has been a long-time advocate for ownership diversity and the public interest standard.

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.