Susan Ness
United States
Principal, Susan Ness Strategies; Director, TEGNA, Inc.; Former Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission

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Susan Ness is a former commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission and founder of Susan Ness Strategies, a communications policy consulting firm. She is a distinguished fellow at both the Annenberg Public Policy Center, where she founded and co-chairs the Transatlantic High-Level Working Group on Content Moderation and Freedom of Expression (TWG), and at German Marshall Fund, where she works on transatlantic digital policy issues. Previously, she was a senior fellow at the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University..

Commissioner Ness served on the Federal Communications Commission from 1994 to 2001, playing a leading role on spectrum policy, competition and new technologies. After completing her FCC service, she taught international and domestic communications policy at the Annenberg School for Communication (University of Pennsylvania), and founded a company that syndicated talk radio programming for women.   .

Ms Ness serves on the board of TEGNA Inc (NYSE-TGNA) a broadcast and multi-platform media company, where she chairs the Public Policy and Regulation Committee, and on the board of Vital Voices Global Partnership, an organization that invests in women’s leadership worldwide, where she chairs the Audit Committee. She previously served on two other public company telecom and media boards.