Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Starks, Carr Set for Senate Pairing

The Senate Commerce Committee is looking to schedule a nomination hearing for Federal Communications Commission nominee Geoffrey Starks “as soon as we can,” pending paperwork, said Chairman John Thune (R-SD).

Senate Confirms Two Nominees to the CPB Board of Directors

The Senate has confirmed the nominations of Rubydee Calvert and Laura Gore Ross to the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Calvert worked at Wyoming PBS from its inception in 1983.

President Trump nominating conservative filmmaker Michael Pack to lead Broadcasting Board of Governors

President Donald Trump has tapped Michael Pack, the former head of conservative think tank Claremont Institute, to run the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

Meet Geoffrey Starks

President Donald Trump will nominate Geoffrey Starks to fill the Democratic seat on the Federal Communications Commission being vacated by Mignon Clyburn.

President Trump nominates new Federal Communications Commission member

The White House announced the nomination of Geoffrey Starks to be a member of the Federal Communications Commission for a five-year term.

Commissioner Carr Wraps Up Great Plains Broadband Tour

Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr wrapped up his weeklong trip through the Great Plains with stops in Brookings and Sioux Falls (SD).

President Obama's US Digital Service Survives President Trump -- Quietly

The US Digital Service emerged from the technological and political meltdown of the 2013 launch of healthcare.gov.

The Emerging Delrahim Doctrine

Washington and Silicon Valley are united at the moment in trying to get a better handle on how, exactly, Justice Department antitrust chief Makan Delrahim will handle the American tech industry and its iconic companies, from Amazon to Google.

Profile of FTC Commissioner Slaughter: ‘I Don’t Feel Superhuman. I Feel Like a Mom Who Has a Career.’

For the next several weeks, until her daughter Pippa goes to day care as a slightly older baby, she will join Federal Trade Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter on the fifth floor, either in a gray bouncy seat behind a desk or nestled in a wrap attached

Former Trump staffer joins Sinclair Broadcasting

A former Trump campaign member who later joined the White House communications team is joining Sinclair Broadcasting Group as the network has weathered controversy in recent months over its pro-Trump leanings.