Soap Exec Nominated Ambassador to Hungary

Colleen Bradley Bell, producer for Bell-Phillip Television (soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful), has been nominated by President Obama to be ambassador to Hungary.

Bell was a bundler for the president's 2012 campaign. Those are supporters who raise money from friends and present it to the campaign in a "bundle." Bell raised a little north of $300,000 for the campaign, according to the Center for Responsive politics.

Bell served as a member of the Advisory Committee on the Arts for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2010-2012 and was named chairman of the committee in 2011. She was also a general trustee for the board of the Center.

She is a founding member of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Leadership Council.

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.