Mignon L. Clyburn

Mignon L. Clyburn became the first woman head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in May 2013 when she was appointed Acting Chair following her second appointment to the federal commission by President Barack Obama. Clyburn began her public service career at the FCC in August of 2009, after spending 11 years as a member of the sixth district on the Public Service Commission (PSC) of South Carolina. She served as its chair from July 2002 through June 2004. Prior to her service on the PSC, Clyburn was the publisher and general manager of The Coastal Times, a Charleston, SC-based weekly newspaper that focused primarily on issues affecting the African American community. She co-owned and operated the family-founded newspaper for 14 years.

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