Communications Strategy and Policy Expert Rebecca Hanson Joins HC2 Broadcasting Subsidiary

 

NEW YORK,  (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HC2 Holdings, Inc. (“HC2”) (NYSE:HCHC), a diversified holding company, announced today that Rebecca Hanson, formerly Senior Vice President, Strategy and Policy, for Sinclair Broadcast Group, will serve as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of HC2’s subsidiary HC2 Broadcasting Holdings Inc. (“HC2 Broadcasting”), effective today, July 9, 2018.

In this role, Ms. Hanson will be responsible for the legal and regulatory operations of HC2’s television stations, including transition to the new ATSC 3.0 standard and related broadcast innovations. Ms. Hanson joins industry veterans Kurt Hanson (no relation) and Louis Libin, who were recently appointed to lead and accelerate the growth of HC2 Broadcasting as a premier over-the-air (“OTA”) distribution platform.

“Rebecca will be an excellent addition to the leadership team at our broadcasting subsidiary,” said Philip Falcone, HC2’s Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. “She brings with her senior level experience in entertainment, wireless communications and regulation that will be vitally relevant as we pursue our vision of building the country’s most comprehensive OTA distribution platform for content.”

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