Kathy Ramsey, ex of the National Association of Broadcasters
(NAB) and currently with The Fritts Group, headed by former NAB President Eddie
Fritts, is joining News Corp.'s Washington office as VP, government relations,
according to sources familiar with the move.
In addition, Kris Jones, currently NAB's VP of media
relations, will join the News Corp. shop as a director of government relations.
Both moves are expected to be officially announced Monday.
Ramsey's is a new post, while Jones replaces Paul Jackson,
who is exiting. News Corp. is a client of Fritts Group.
The Washington office is headed by Mike Regan, executive VP,
government relations, and Maureen O'Connell, senior VP, government relations.
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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.