McMahon to Get Hearing Jan. 24

The Senate Small Business Committee has scheduled a Jan. 24 confirmation hearing for the nomination of Linda McMahon, cofounder and former CEO of WWE, the TV wrestling empire, as administrator of the Small Business Administration, a cabinet level position.

The hearing will be at 10:30 a.m.

President-elect Donald Trump tapped her for the post Dec. 7.

Trump has said of his pick: "Linda has a tremendous background and is widely recognized as one of the country’s top female executives advising businesses around the globe. She helped grow WWE from a modest 13-person operation to a publicly traded global enterprise with more than 800 employees in offices worldwide. Linda is going to be a phenomenal leader and champion for small businesses and unleash America's entrepreneurial spirit all across the country."

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.