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Kevin Martin Announces Resignation

Related: Kevin Martin - The Exit Interview

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has announced his resignation from the chairmanship effective Jan. 20.

Martin, who has been at the comission for eight years as both a commissioner and chairman, will become a senior fellow at The Aspen Institute ( in Washington.

Martin announced the move at his last public meeting in Washington today (Jan. 15).

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.