Rep. Blackburn Names Reynard New Communications Director

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), one of the more active members of the House Communications Subcommittee, has named a new communications directior.

Mike Reynard, who was most recently communications director for retired Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) will join Blackburn's staff. Reynard is a former staffer to retired Senator Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) so it will be a Tennessee homecoming of sorts.

His Hill resume also includes service to current House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).

Reynard succeeds Claude Chafin, who has been named communications director for the House Armed Services Committee.

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.