Broadcasting behemoth Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has snagged a Federal Communications Commission aide to serve as its chief lobbyist in Washington.
Rebecca Hanson, who focused on broadcast spectrum issues at the FCC Media Bureau, will join Sinclair on Jan. 2 as senior vice president for strategy and policy, the Hunt Valley, Md.-based operator of 164 television stations announced Tuesday. She will oversee a new D.C. office that will concentrate on policy and business matters for Sinclair.
Efforts to reach Hanson for comment weren't immediately successful. But in a written statement released by Sinclair, Hanson said she is "excited" to come to the company.