NAB Names New Government Relations Exec

The National Association of Broadcasters has tapped a veteran Republican Hill staffer for a government relations post.

Jack Smedile, telecom policy advisor to Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), has joined  as VP of government relations.

He reports to executive VP government relations Kelly Cole.

Before spending the last four years as an aide to Blunt, Smedile worked for Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) and Rep. Kenny Hulshof (R-Mo).

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.