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Report: Julius Genachowski Leaving FCC

Julius Genachowski
Julius Genachowski

Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will announce Friday he is stepping down after four years at the helm, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Danny Yadron reports Tom Wheeler, a former head of the National Cable Television Association and the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association, is among those being considered as a potential successor.

Yadron also lists Karen Kornbluh, U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; Catherine Sandoval, a member of the California Public Utilities Commission; and Lawrence Strickling, a White House telecommunications and technology policy adviser as being discussed for the position.

The agency will have two empty seats on its five-member commission when Genachowski departs, Yadron reports.

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