FCC Chairman Michael Powell has picked Deborah E. Klein to be the Media Bureau’s Acting Chief at the commission, following the departure of outgoing Bureau Chief Kenneth Ferree March 4th.
Serving as the Media Bureau’s Chief of Staff since 2002, Klein helped implement the commission’s policies relating to electronic media, including broadcast and cable television, radio, and post- licensing satellite issues. Prior to becoming Chief of Staff, she was Chief of the Consumer Protection and Competition Division in the Cable Services Bureau. Before joining the FCC in 1994, Klein served as an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition.
Klein is a graduate of the University of Michigan, with a B.A. in Political Science, and the University of Toledo College of Law, where she received a J.D. magna cum laude.