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Jen Howard Exiting FCC

FCC Press Secretary Jen Howard is exiting that post next
month, she announced Thursday.

Howard is taking a senior communications post at the new
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Her last day at the commission will be
Jan. 14.

"I couldn't be more grateful to Chairman Genachowski
for the opportunity to be a part of his team at such an exciting time,"
she said.

Before joining the commission, Howard was a top spokesperson for Free Press.

John Eggerton
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.