Sources: Chessen Leaving FCC to Join NCTA

Copps' former top aide expected to head association's law and regulatory policy

According to sources, Rick Chessen is exiting the FCC to join the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.

Chessen, who has been a top aide to FCC Commissioner and former Acting Chairman Michael Copps, will succeed Dan Brenner heading up the association's law and regulatory policy. NCTA had no comment.

Sources also confirm a report in Communications Daily that Fox TV Stations' D.C. executive, Dianne Smith, will also join the association.