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Biography for Monty Tayloe

Monty Tayloe, Associate Editor, covers broadcasting and the Federal Communications Commission for Communications Daily. He joined Warren Communications News in 2013, after spending 10 years covering crime and local politics for Virginia regional newspapers and a turn in television as a communications assistant for the PBS NewsHour. He’s a Virginia native who graduated Fork Union Military Academy and the College of William and Mary. You can follow Tayloe on Twitter: @MontyTayloe .

Recent Articles by Monty Tayloe

Future NAB Head LeGeyt, Broadcasters Target Tech Platforms

NAB’s next president, Curtis LeGeyt, and the broadcasters who lead the trade group’s board blasted tech companies and called for legislation to protect local journalism, in a video discussion Monday for the virtual NAB Show. “Obviously these tech platforms have…Subscribe to Read >>

NAB CEO Smith Leaving at Year-End; Successor Will Be COO LeGeyt

NAB President-CEO Gordon Smith will step down at the end of 2021 and be replaced by current NAB Chief Operating Officer Curtis LeGeyt, the group announced Wednesday. Broadcasters and broadcast attorneys told us LeGeyt is seen as having extensive contacts…Subscribe to Read >>

Brokers Don't Expect Broadcast M&A Rush After SCOTUS Ruling

Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of FCC media ownership deregulation isn’t likely to immediately increase station sales, broadcast brokers and analysts said in interviews (see 2104010067). “This ruling is a day late and a dollar short,” said…Subscribe to Read >>

SCOTUS Rules for FCC 9-0 on 'Prometheus'

A unanimous Supreme Court Thursday upheld on process grounds the previous FCC’s relaxation of several broadcast ownership rules (see 2101190070). This makes it unlikely that future challenges to quadrennial reviews will end up before the same panel of 3rd U.S…Subscribe to Read >>

Draft FNPRM Seeks Comment on Reviving EEO Data Collection

An FCC draft equal employment opportunity proposal seeks comment on reviving long-stalled collection of minority employment data from broadcasters, said agency and industry officials in interviews last week. It stems from proposals by Geoffrey Starks shortly after he became commissioner…Subscribe to Read >>