NABOB Congratulates Interim FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn
May 3, 2013 at 3:59 AM (PT)
With the news WEDNESDAY (NET NEWS 5/1) that TOM WHEELER had been nominated To Chair FCC, with current Commissioner MIGNON CLYBURN named interim chair, comes a congratulations from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK OWNED BROADCASTERS.
Executive Dir./General Counsel JAMES L. WINSTON said, "NABOB is pleased to join the chorus of voices congratulating FCC Interim Chairwoman MIGNON CLYBURN. We also commend President OBAMA for the historic appointment of the first woman to chair the FCC. That the first woman chair is an African American is a double achievement for the President. Chairwoman CLYBURN is extremely well qualified to lead the FCC, and NABOB looks forward to continuing to work with her in her new role."
"NABOB also congratulates TOM WHEELER on being nominated by the President to become the permanent chair of the Commission," continued WINSTON. "While NABOB had pressed the President to appoint a woman of color to the position of permanent chair, we look forward to working with Mr. WHEELER upon his confirmation by the Senate."