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NAB Hopes Gomez Will Help Smooth Next Gen TV Process

The association cites her “wealth of experience in media and telecommunications”

The National Association of Broadcasters issued a welcoming statement in response to word from the White House that Anna Gomez has been nominated to fill the open seat on the Federal Communications Commission.

“Ms. Gomez possesses a wealth of experience in media and telecommunications, most notably from her service as acting administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration during the nation’s transition to digital television,” NAB President/CEO Curtis LeGeyt said in the statement.

“With Next Gen TV launching in markets around the country, if confirmed, Ms. Gomez can bring her demonstrated ability to work with industry, manufacturers and consumers to help ensure a smooth and expeditious transition for millions of Americans.”

Gomez is Hispanic, and LeGeyt said he applauds the Biden administration’s “ongoing commitment to diversity and are eager to work with all the commissioners on policies that better enable the broadcast industry to reflect the diverse communities we serve. ”

NAB also noted the renomination of Commissioners Geoffrey Starks and Brendan Carr. LeGeyt said, “Both have demonstrated an appreciation for the importance of a vibrant local broadcast industry, and a willingness to roll up their sleeves to better understand the impact posed by today’s changed competitive landscape.”