Sarah Whitesell has been named deputy chief of the FCC's Media Bureau. She had been associate bureau chief.
FCC chairman Julius Genachowski said she would play a "leadership role in shaping policies" on ownership, kids issues and transactions, among other issues within the bureau's purview.
Whitesell has been with the bureau since 2005 and, before that, was associate chief of the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, associate chief of the Cable Bureau and advisor to a pair of commissioners.
Whitesell joins three other deputy chiefs, Robert Ratcliffe, Kris Montieth, and Michelle Carey.