Jessica Rosenworcel

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Jessica Rosenworcel
Jessica Rosenworcel portrait 2018.jpg
Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission
Assumed office
December 7, 2021
Acting: January 21, 2021 – December 7, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byAjit Pai
Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission
Assumed office
August 11, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Joe Biden
Preceded byHerself
In office
May 11, 2012 – January 3, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byMichael Copps
Personal details
Born (1971-07-12) July 12, 1971 (age 50)
West Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
RelationsBrian Rosenworcel (brother)
Children2
EducationWesleyan University (BA)
New York University (JD)

Jessica Rosenworcel (born July 12, 1971) is an American attorney. She is a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). She originally was on the FCC from May 11, 2012 to January 3, 2017, and was confirmed by the Senate for an additional term on August 3, 2017.[1] In 2021, she became Chairwoman of the FCC.

On January 21, 2021, President Joe Biden picked her to be the interim chair of FCC, making her the second-ever woman to serve in this position.[2]

In October 2021, President Biden nominated Rosenworcel to be the permanent FCC Chair.[3] She was confirmed by the United States Senate in December 2021.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jessica Rosenworcel", Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
  2. "Biden picks Jessica Rosenworcel as acting FCC chief", NBC News. January 21, 2021.
  3. "Biden expected to name 2 FCC picks in race to avert Republican majority". Politico. Retrieved November 3, 2021.