Federal Communications Commission spokesman David Fiske will leave the agency at the end of December after spending 16-1/2 years in what is now called the Office of Media Relations.
Fiske is deputy director of the department. Broadcasting & Cable first reported the retirement.
He joined the FCC after a short stint covering broadcasting for Communications Daily. Fiske previously worked as a lobbyist and public relations person; he spent several years in the corporate office of CBS.
Fiske told the publication he may take on some freelance writing and editing projects in addition to spending more time at his new home base of Rehoboth Beach, Del.