Public Knowledge Names Chris Lewis CEO

The FCC and Public Knowledge veteran succeeds the retiring Gene Kimmelman as head of the public interest group.


Pay TV A Backer Of Public Knowledge

The media watchdog group headed by Gene Kimmelman (c) that has been lobbying in favor of retransmission consent reform received more than $100,000 in donations from pay TV industry proponents of retrans reform last year, including contributions of about $25,000 apiece from Time Warner Cable, DirecTV and Dish Network. Other lesser contributors included Cablevision Systems, Charter Communications, Verizon and the American Cable Association.

Public Knowledge Names Kimmelman CEO

Gene Kimmelman, a former Justice Department official and public interest media advocate, succeeds Gigi Sohn as head of the nonprofit consumer advocacy group.