In accordance with NAB By-laws, Television Board Chair Marci Burdick has appointed Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Rebecca Hanson, Senior Vice President for Strategy and Policy to the TV Board of Directors. She fills the seat previously occupied by Dunia Shive and the appointment is effective immediately.
Hanson joined Sinclair in January 2014 to develop and oversee the broadcaster’s new Washington office dedicated to a broad range of policy and business matters. She joined Sinclair from the FCC, where she was a Senior Advisor, Broadcast Spectrum with the Media Bureau of the FCC and served on the Incentive Auction Task Force focusing on broadcast issues.
Prior to joining the FCC, Hanson was Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at Sprint Nextel, where she was responsible for the launch and long-term growth strategy for Sprint’s 4G wireless broadband. She began her career as an attorney with Brownstein Zeidman and then ShawPittman (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman), where she specialized in the areas of technology, commercial finance and venture capital.