Sinclair Names Rebecca Hanson Senior Vice President, Strategy and Policy
BALTIMORE, Nov. 26, 2013
BALTIMORE, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq: SBGI) announced that Rebecca Hanson has been named Senior Vice
President, Strategy and Policy and will be responsible for the development and
oversight of a new Washington office dedicated to a broad range of policy and
business matters. Ms. Hanson will report to David Smith and will join
Sinclair on January 2, 2014. The announcement was made by President and CEO,
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In making the announcement, Mr. Smith said, "As Sinclair continues to grow
into the nation's largest television station group, we need a presence in
Washington to navigate the challenges and opportunities that we will face in
the coming years. Rebecca's experience at the FCC and in the wireless and
media industries makes her uniquely qualified to lead this office."
"Sinclair is a bold and innovative company that is passionate about the role
of broadcasting in our national communications infrastructure," said Ms.
Hanson. "I am excited to join David's team at this key juncture in the
Ms. Hanson comes to Sinclair from the Media Bureau of the Federal
Communications Commission, where she was Senior Advisor, Broadcast Spectrum,
and served on the Incentive Auction Task Force as the point person for
broadcaster participation and issues affecting non-participating
broadcasters. Prior to joining the FCC from 2007 to 2009, she was the Vice
President, Strategic Initiatives at Sprint Nextel, where she was responsible
for the launch and long-term growth strategy for the WiMAX network and a
member of the deal team leading the financing and merger with Clearwire for a
national spectrum footprint. From 2006 to 2007 she was a consultant focusing
on business planning and deal execution for various digital media companies.
Prior to that and from 2000, she held the positions of Senior Vice President,
Business Development, and Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at XM
Satellite Radio, Inc., where she was the lead negotiator for key strategic
alliances and partnerships in the areas of programming, marketing,
distribution, acquisitions/joint ventures and product development. She began
her career as an attorney with Brownstein and Zeidman from 1993 to 1996 and
then Shaw Pittman (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman) from 1996 to 2000,
where she specialized in the areas of technology, commercial finance, and
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., the largest and one of the most diversified
television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides
sales services to 164 television stations in 77 markets, pro forma for pending
transactions. Sinclair's television group is affiliated with all major
networks and will reach approximately 38.7% of all U.S. television households.
For more information, please visit Sinclair's website at www.sbgi.net.
SOURCE Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Contact: David Amy, EVP & CFO, (410) 568-1500
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