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FCC Chair Kevin Martin Makes His Departure Official, Announces Resignation

In his last meeting today, Federal Communication Commission (FCC) chairman Kevin J. Martin, announced that he will be leaving the commission and will not be staying in the Obama administration. While the chairman had previously declined commenting on his future plans, the departure did not come unexpected. In the statement after announcing his departure at the FCC meeting, Martin also mentioned that he would depart Jan. 20 to become a Senior Fellow at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C.

This announcement follows reports that President-elect Barack Obama will nominate Julius Genachowski to be the next FCC chairman.

Updates:  UPDATED Jan 15, 2009 8:51 PM PST
FCC Chairman Resigns, Expresses Regret About Public Safety Communications Drew Clark, BroadbandCensus, Jan.15.2009
FCC Chairman Martin Will Step Down PCMag, Jan.15.2009
Kevin Martin - The Exit Interview Broadcasting & Cable, Jan.15.2009
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin to join Aspen Institute AP, Jan.15.2009

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