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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

November 6, 1997


Karen Kornbluh has been named a Deputy Bureau Chief of the Commission's Mass Media Bureau. She will work on digital television matters as well as a variety of other issues before the Bureau.

She is currently Director, Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, a position she has held since February 1997. Kornbluh oversaw the Office during implementation of key provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 as well as Congressional passage of the budget act of 1997.

Previously, she was Assistant Chief of the Commission's International Bureau. Kornbluh was instrumental in the successful completion of the historic World Trade Organization Agreement on Basic Telecommunications and supervised negotiation of the first satellite agreement between the United States and Mexico.

Kornbluh joined the Commission in November 1994 as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Plans and Policy. Her responsibilities included Commisson initiatives on educational technology and children's television.

Prior to joining the FCC, she staffed U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) on Commerce Committee and telecommunications Subcommittee issues. Previously she advised Fortune 500 high-technology companies as a management consultant at Telesis. She was an Economist at Alan Greenspan's economic forecasting firm, Townsend-Greenspan & Co.

Chairman William Kennard said, "Karen's strategic vision served the Commission well in OLIA and will be invaluable in dealing with the many complex issues in the mass media arena, especially those involving digital television."

She received a master's degree from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College in Economics and English.

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