NAB Promotes Wiley and Knight

The National Association of Broadcasters has named executive VP government relations Doug Wiley to a new post of EVP of administration and agencies.They also slotted Laurie Knight to head up Capitol Hill relations.

Wiley joined NAB in April 2006 from the Electronics Industries Alliance.

Succeeding Wiley as EVP of  government relations and the point person on Capitol Hill is Knight, who had been senior VP of government relations. Knight joined NAB in 2005. She is former legislative director for Rep. Jim Turner (D-Tex.) and worked for David Rehr at the National Beer Wholesalers Association.

In addition, Robin Oxford, who also worked at the National Beer Wholesalers and the NAB before leaving to work for  in Texas,  has rejoined NAB as director of state association and membership outreach. Meredith Long, manager of government relations, will become director of congressional and membership outreach.

Wiley will be the association's point man with cabinet members, the FCC (where his father, Dick Wiley, was once chairman), the Department of Commerce, the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, and other federal agencies.

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.