Washington – Four months after voting to approve Comcast’s (NASD: CMCSA)
$13.75 billion acquisition of NBC Universal, Meredith Attwell Baker said she
will step down as a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a
new executive role with the media giant.
Baker, whose FCC term expires at the
end of June, will become the senior vice president of government affairs for
NBC Universal, working out of the company’s D.C. offices.
She will succeed Bob
Okun, NBC Universal’s longtime head of government affairs, who announced last
month he was leaving the company to open his own government affairs firm.
McSlarrow, the president of Comcast/NBCUniversal in D.C., called Baker
"one of the nation’s leading authorities on communications policy."
Baker has been a commissioner at the FCC since 2009, and previously served as
acting assistant secretary of commerce for communications and information and
acting administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information