FCC loses 'Survivor' winner/sexiest man Yul Kwon
With the new year come many staff changes at the Federal Communications Commission, starting with the agency's own "Survivor" star, Yul Kwon, who left the agency last week and headed back into show business.
Kwon, former deputy chief of the consumer and government affairs bureau, is going to host the PBS show "America Revealed" this fall, according to a release issued by the FCC Monday. In his more than one year at the agency, Kwon has worked on the national broadband plan, childhood obesity issues and network security policy.
Voted by People Magazine as one of the sexiest men alive, Kwon has long straddled the tech policy world and Hollywood. He's been a special correspondent for CNN and co-host for the Discovery Channel, and he won $1 million on the reality show "Survivor" in 2006. Kwon has a bachelors degree in symbolic systems from Stanford University and a law degree from Yale.
Also Monday, FCC chairman Jule Genachowski named David Hunt the agency's inspector general. Hunt is a veteran FCC official who has served as acting inspector general since June 2009. Before that, he was assistant inspector general and served at the FCC's enforcement bureau.
And Friday is the last day for FCC press secretary Jen Howard, who will join the new and still-forming Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in a senior communications role.
| January 11, 2011; 8:15 AM ET
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