Republican FCC Chairman Kevin Martin today announced he is resigning from the FCC, effective Jan. 20. He will become a senior fellow at the Aspen Institute in Washington.
During his 8 years with the FCC, including the past 4 as chairman, he heavily promoted deregulation, becoming a controversial figure for his strong stances on cable regulation and some other issues. TVNewsday reports “leaves the office with great pride in the FCC’s accomplishments.”
He could have stayed on but more than likely in another role, since President-elect Obama gets to appoint the next Chair of the FCC.