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NCTA Taps Sonya Wendell

NCTA has tapped a long-time Democratic staffer and advisor to join the association as VP, government relations.

Sonya Wendell, who comes aboard June 8. has been a legislative assistant to Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) since July 2007. She has been handling consumer protection and telecommunications issues for the senator, who is a member of the Senate Commerce Committee.

Before joining McCaskill's team, Wendell worked for another familiar name in communications circles, Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI), a member of the House Communications Subcommittee as legislative assistant and director.

Her resume also includes stints with Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and former Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-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.