House E&C Deputy Staff Director Exiting

House Energy & Commerce Committee deputy staff director
Michael Beckerman is exiting the committee to launch a D.C. Internet project,
he told his colleagues in an email Wednesday.

He said that will be announced Wednesday along with some other staff changes at
the committee, which oversees the FCC and communications issues.

Beckerman praised is soon-to-be-former boss, Committee chair Fred Upton
(R-Mich.) as the "nicest, most genuine, and hardest working person you'll
ever meet," adding, "I'm proud to have worked for him."

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.