NAB Gets New General Counsel

Jane Mago, chief of the FCC office of strategic planning and policy analysis, will join the National Assn. of Broadcasters as general counsel on Oct. 4.

Jane Mago, chief of the FCC office of strategic planning and policy analysis, will join the National Assn. of Broadcasters as general counsel on Oct. 4. She will replace senior VP/general counsel Jack Goodman, who is leaving to "pursue new opportunities."

Mago departs the FCC after 26 years, during which time she worked for three commissioners as common carrier adviser to Anne P. Jones, senior adviser to Rachelle B. Chong and senior adviser to Michael Powell.

As FCC general counsel from 2001-03, Mago was a litigation attorney and assistant general counsel for trial and enforcement. She worked on a variety of issues, including satellite licensing, common carrier regulations and broadcasting matters, such as indecency and children's television requirements.

Mago will report directly to Marsha MacBride, NAB's executive VP of legal and regulatory affairs.

Mago received a J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1978. She also holds a B.A. and M.A. in Communications from that university. She is a member of the New York State Bar and Federal Communications Bar Assn.

The NAB is a trade association that promotes and protects free, over-the-air local radio and television stations' interests in Washington, D.C., and around the world. NAB is the broadcaster's voice before Congress, federal agencies and the courts. NAB also serves a growing number of associate and international broadcaster members.

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