Lane Exiting Fox D.C. Post

Rick Lane, senior VP of government affairs for 21st Century Fox, will exit at the end of the year, the company said Tuesday.

Lane has been a key D.C. player for Fox for the past 15 years, including on FCC and congressional strategy and heading up the company PAC that contributes to various candidates.

No word on who will take over the post. Lane exits Jan. 1.

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“We truly value Rick’s insight and deep understanding of the politics and policies that directly impact our business," said CEO James Murdoch. "We wish him the very best and continued success."

Lane joined News Corp. as VP of government affairs in 2001 and was named senior VP in 2004. He is former director of congressional affairs for the House.

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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.