Comcast has a new senior VP of government affairs, hiring a Federal Communications Commissioner who recently approved the company’s acquisition of NBC, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Meredith Attwell Baker, a Republican, was one of four of the FCC’s five commissioners who voted in favor of the deal. She will join Comcast after her FCC term expires at the end of June, taking on the title of senior VP of government affairs, NBCUniversal.
Baker has served on the panel since 2009, and was previously a telecom lawyer, the story reports. She will report to recently hired Kyle McSlarrow, president of Comcast/NBCUniversal for Washington.
Said McSlarrow, who was formerly with the cable trade organization NCTA: “Commissioner Baker is one of the nation’s leading authorities on communications policy, and we’re thrilled she’s agreed to head the government relations operations for NBCUniversal. Meredith’s executive branch and business experience along with her exceptional relationships in Washington bring Comcast and NBCUniversal the perfect combination of skills.”