New FCC Media and Enforcement Bureau Chiefs, General Counsel

Posted on February 28th, 2022 by

Effective February 1, 2022, FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel appointed new chiefs of the Media and Enforcement Bureaus.

Holly Saurer is now chief of the Media Bureau, succeeding Michelle Carey.  Saurer has been Rosenworcel’s Legal Advisor for Media for the past year and previously served as Deputy Bureau Chief, Associate Bureau Chief, Senior Legal Advisor and Attorney-Advisor with the Media Bureau’s Policy Division.  She is well versed in broadcast regulatory matters.

The new Enforcement Bureau Chief is Loyann Egal, who succeeds Rosemary Harold.  She was Acting Chief of the Bureau.  Prior to that, Egal was a Deputy Chief in the Foreign Investment Revision Section of the US Department of Justice’s National Security Division.  In a prior Enforcement Bureau stint, she established and led the Universal Service Fund Strike Force, the FCC’s first white collar fraud unit.

Also new is Michele Ellison as General Counsel.  She was acting General Counsel.  Prior to that, she was the FCC’s Deputy General Counsel for nearly 25 years.