Analysis: White House has tricky task in picking new FCC chief

04/1/2013 | Hill, The

President Barack Obama faces some difficult decisions over who should replace Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski. The reported front-runner, Tom Wheeler, is opposed by some consumer groups over his ties to the cable and mobile industries, while FCC member Jessica Rosenworcel could prove problematic if chosen over senior member Mignon Clyburn, the daughter of Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C. Karen Kornbluh, former ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and Larry Strickling, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration chief, are seen as possible compromise candidates.

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