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Verizon Names Top Lobbyist

Marie Sylla, formerly corporate counsel, federal legislative affairs at T-Mobile, has joined Verizon as VP, federal government relations.

Before T-Mobile, Sylla represented the video game industry as counsel for the Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association.

Sylla, a former legislative assistant to Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) will be the lead Democrat representing Verizon to House members.

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.