McCoy, Hanson Now On NAB TV Board


The owner of Indianapolis’ Circle City Broadcasting, a participant in RBR+TVBR‘s August 19 Black Media Symposium; and the EVP/General Counsel for HC2 Broadcasting; are the newest members of the NAB Television Board Of Directors.

The two leaders were appointed to the board of the broadcast media industry’s biggest lobbying voice by NAB TV Board Chair Emily Barr.

Taking the seats: DuJuan McCoy and Rebecca Hanson.

McCoy currently serves on the Board of Directors for NABLF, the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) and the Broadcasters Foundation of America (BFA).

For more on DuJuan McCoy, please read these articles from RBR+TVBR:

Black Media Symposium Preview: DuJuan McCoy

In a preview of what attendees can expect to learn from the August 19 Black Media Symposium, RBR+TVBR spoke with event participant DuJuan McCoy. He’s the owner of two TV stations in Indianapolis. Are there positives to being an independent operator at this time? How has 2020 impacted initial plan of action? We get the answers.

Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Over Indy Retrans Impasse

On January 31, two Indianapolis TV stations fell dark on DirecTV, as a retrans consent deal agreed to by the stations’ prior ownership lapsed. Six months later, a new deal remains absent. Now, the stations’ owner has taken DirecTV parent AT&T to court. He’s says it is now a matter of racial discrimination. AT&T responded with a statement to RBR+TVBR.

Hanson joined HC2 Broadcasting in July 2018 and is responsible for the legal and regulatory operations of the company’s television stations. Before joining HC2, she was head of Policy for Sinclair Broadcast Group. Before that, she served as Senior Advisor for Broadcast Spectrum at the FCC’s Media Bureau and sat on the FCC’s Incentive Auction Task Force, where she handled issues affecting participating and nonparticipating broadcasters.

Before joining the FCC, Hanson was the VP of Business Development and, from 2000-2006, was SVP for Business Development at XM Satellite Radio, prior to its merger with Sirius Satellite Radio.