Former Obama Ally Likely Choice to Head FCC


preparing to nominate Core Capital Partners Managing Director Tom Wheeler to replace Julius Genachowski as FCC chairman, The Wall Street Journal reports citing "two people familiar with the matter." 

Four years ago Wheeler ran Obama's transition effort for science, technology, space and arts agencies. He also lobbied for the cable industry from 1979 to 1984 when he was president of the National Cable Television Association, and then represented wireless phone companies as CEO of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA).