Is Brandt Hershman The Next FCC Commissioner?


By Adam R Jacobson

Washington, D.C. insiders love to speculate, and are as eager to discuss their highly thought-out guesswork about a new political appointee as they are the stellar performance of the Washington Capitals pro hockey team.

Talk of who fill the two open Commissioner slots on the FCC has been a part of these conversations for the last several weeks, with three individuals associated with the American Enterprise Institute dominating the discussion.

That’s why the name Brandt Hershman was met with shrugs from several Inside the Beltway Communications attorneys RBR + TVBR spoke with upon learning that Mr. Hershman may be a leading candidate to take the remaining Republican slot on the Commission.

Who is Brandt Hershman? The Executive Director of the Indiana Broadcasters Association can easily answer that question.

Hershman’s key confidant in the Nation’s Capital, Vice President Mike Pence, could probably do so as well.

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