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Jessica Marventano, Steven Teplitz Join Media Institute Board of Trustees

FOR RELEASE: December 8, 2004

Contact: Richard T. Kaplar
The Media Institute


Washington, Dec. 8, 2004 - Patrick D. Maines, president of The Media Institute, announced today that Jessica A. Marventano of Clear Channel Communications, Inc. and Steven N. Teplitz of Time Warner Inc. have joined The Media Institute's Board of Trustees.

Elected today at the Board of Trustees' annual meeting, Marventano is Clear Channel's senior vice president for government affairs. She joined Clear Channel in April 2004 after serving as senior director/policy counsel of Comcast Corporation. Prior to joining Comcast in July 2003, Marventano served as majority counsel for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, where she was chief advisor to the chairman on all broadcast, cable, and satellite policy issues. Previously she was an associate at the law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard and Hand.

Also joining the board is Teplitz, vice president and associate general counsel of Time Warner Inc. He originally joined the company as part of the AOL legal department in 1997. Teplitz had served as an attorney in the FCC's Common Carrier Bureau, where he helped implement the 1996 Telecommunications Act. Previously Teplitz was an attorney in private practice, representing cable operators and wireless carriers. From 1991 to 1993, he served as a legislative assistant to Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Mont.) of the Senate Commerce Committee's Telecommuni-cations Subcommittee.

"Jessica Marventano and Steven Teplitz bring the Institute a wealth of industry and government experience, and we are delighted to have them both on board," Maines said.

The Media Institute's Board of Trustees is comprised of representatives from the broadcasting, cable, online, and print industries, as well as communications attorneys. The board is chaired by former FCC chairman Richard E. Wiley, senior partner of Wiley Rein & Fielding in Washington, D.C. For more information about the Institute, visit