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Rebecca Hanson

Rebecca Hanson

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Policy
Arlington, VA, USA


Rebecca Hanson is a senior media and telecom executive, with experience in the entertainment, wireless, and regulatory areas. She joined Sinclair Broadcast Group as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Policy, in January of 2014 to open Sinclair’s first Washington, DC, office and to represent Sinclair’s policy interests at the FCC and Capitol Hill.  She was appointed to the NAB Television Board of Directors in March of 2014 and to the Alliance for Women in Media Trustee Board in October of 2015.

Prior to joining Sinclair, she served at the FCC for over four years as Senior Advisor, Spectrum for the Media Bureau, where she served on the Incentive Auction Task force.  She also served briefly as Director for Public-Private Initiatives under Julius Genachowski.  Prior to the FCC, from 2007 to 2009, Rebecca was Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Sprint, where she helped plan the roll out of the first 4G wireless broadband network in the U.S.  In 2008 she received the Sprint CEO Leadership Excellence Award.

From 2000 to 2006 Rebecca was Senior Vice President for Business Development at XM Satellite Radio, where she worked on partnerships in the areas of programming, marketing, distribution, joint ventures and product development.  Prior to XM, Rebecca was an attorney with the law firm ShawPittman (now Pillsbury) in the areas of commercial finance, technology and venture capital.

Rebecca received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and her JD from Georgetown University Law Center.  She lives in Bethesda, MD with her husband and two daughters.

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