Martin to be named FCC head

The White House is expected to name commissioner Kevin Martin as the new chairman of the FCC.

The White House is expected to name Kevin Martin as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, according to a report on the Wall Street Journal's website.

Many folks, including New.com's own Declan McCullagh, expected Martin to take over the position after Michael Powell said he would resign.

Martin has had close ties with the Bush administration, working on President Bush's election campaign and his transition team. Martin became a commissioner to the FCC in 2001.

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