Change at the Media Bureau

Posted on January 31st, 2018 by

The FCC has announced two personnel changes in recent days. First up was Sarah Whitesell, named by Chairman Pai as Deputy Chief of the Media Bureau. Pai worked with Whitesell at the Justice Department in the late 1990s and during a pervious stint at the FCC, which was also in the Media Bureau. Whitesell is expected to work on the continued modernization of various rules governing the media industry.

In addition, Peter Doyle’s 16.5-year stint as head of the Media Bureau’s Audio Division came to an end on January 19, 2018 when Chairman Pai named Albert Shuldiner to fill that role. Doyle will temporarily assist Shuldiner as a Senior Advisor. We agree with Chairman Pai’s statement acknowledging Doyle’s contributions and dedication over the years, and wish him well in his new role.