Jessica Rosenworcel

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Jessica Rosenworcel (born July 12, 1971) was nominated as a member of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by President Barack Obama. She was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate on May 7, 2012, and was formally sworn into office on May 11, 2012, for a term through June 30, 2015.[1]

Prior to joining the FCC, she served as Senior Communications Counsel to the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, under the leadership of Senator John D. Rockefeller IV (D–WV). She previously served in the same role on the Committee under the leadership of Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D–HI).[1]

On July 13, 2012, Politico designated Rosenworcel as one of 50 politicos to watch, describing her as "whip-smart and intensely serious".[2]

Personal life[edit]

She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two children. She is the sister of Brian Rosenworcel, the drummer for the band Guster.[3]

A native of Hartford, Connecticut, Rosenworcel received her bachelor of arts degree from Wesleyan University and her J.D. from New York University School of Law.[4]


  1. ^ a b Meet the Commissioners", Future of Music, 6 June 2012.
  2. ^ "50 politicos to watch", Politico.
  3. ^ "FCC requires Comcast to place Bloomberg alongside other news channels", The Hill’s Hillicon Valley.
  4. ^ "Jessica Rosenworcel", Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 20 August 2012.