Washington, D.C., is buzzing about who President Barack Obama will pick to succeed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski if he departs as expected. Among the possible replacements mentioned in this article are Tom Wheeler, a tech and telecom venture capitalist and Obama fundraiser; Karen Kornbluh, the U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; and Lawrence Strickling, head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Genachowski's departure is likely to be timed with that of FCC member Robert McDowell, this article notes.

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