FCC commissioner McDowell's legal and media aide Rosemary Harold to leave

Rosemary Harold, one of FCC commissioner Robert McDowell's key aides and media advisors, plans to leave the commission.

Taking Harold's place as acting legal advisor on media issues will be Erin McGrath, currently assistant division chief in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Previously, McGrath served as Acting Legal Advisor for wireless, international, and public safety issues to FCC commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker.

McDowell said in a statement that Harold "has decided to begin considering other opportunities outside the Commission."

Before becoming an aide to McDowell in 2008, Harold was the deputy chief of the FCC's Media Bureau. Before joining the FCC in 2005, Harold worked as an attorney at communications firm of Wiley Rein & Fielding, a firm headed up by former FCC chairman Richard Wiley. In addition to Harold, Wiley Rein & Fielding has groomed a number other top FCC officials including former chairman Kevin Martin.

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