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Moving Day at FCC: Adelstein Out, Genachowski In

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WASHINGTON, June 29, 2009 - As newly minted Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski and his senior staff took possession of their eighth floor suite at FCC headquarters on Monday, commissioner Jonathan Adelstein took his leave of the agency to begin the process of confirmation to run the Agriculture Department's Rural Utilities Services.

Genachowski's first public statement as chairman praised Adelstein for "more than six years of outstanding public service." Adelstein "has tirelessly championed the public interest throughout his tenure," he said.

Commissioner Michael Copps called Monday "a day of welcome and farewell" as the commission welcomed a new chairman while saying goodbye to a veteran public servant. Genachowski will have a "public-spirited and distinguished tenure as Chairman," Copps said. But saying goodbye to Adelstein made for a difficult day, Copps lamented.

Regardless of location, Copps and Genachowski will have ample opportunity to work with Adelstein in his new role, Copps noted. "I look forward to our continuing work together and to our friendship through the years."

Andrew Feinberg is the White House Correspondent and Managing Editor for Breakfast Media. He rejoined in late 2016 after working as a staff writer at The Hill and as a freelance writer. He worked at from its founding in 2008 to 2010, first as a Reporter and then as Deputy Editor. He also covered the White House for Russia's Sputnik News from the beginning of the Trump Administration until he was let go for refusing to use White House press briefings to promote conspiracy theories, and later documented the experience in a story which set off a chain of events leading to Sputnik being forced to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Andrew's work has appeared in such publications as The Hill, Politico, Communications Daily, Washington Internet Daily, Washington Business Journal, The Sentinel Newspapers, FastCompany.TV, Mashable, and Silicon Angle.

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