FOR RELEASE: October 26, 2021

Contact: Richard T. Kaplar
The Media Institute

Arlington, Va., October 26, 2021 – Media Institute President Richard T. Kaplar issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s announcement that he intends to nominate Jessica Rosenworcel as Chair of the Federal Communications Commission and Gigi Sohn as an FCC commissioner:

“We congratulate Jessica Rosenworcel on her nomination as FCC Chairwoman, and Gigi Sohn on her nomination as an FCC commissioner.

“Jessica Rosenworcel has distinguished herself throughout her tenure at the FCC, and without question possesses the skills, expertise, and vision to be a highly effective chair.  She is a truly dedicated public servant who will continue to champion the interests of American consumers.

“Gigi Sohn brings a wealth of public policy experience forged during her service at the Commission, in academia, and in the nonprofit sector.  She is an innovative yet pragmatic thinker who is not afraid to challenge the status quo.

“We look forward to working with both Chairwoman Rosenworcel and Commissioner Sohn.”

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