FCC's Clyburn announces new chief of staff

Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn announced Monday that Dave Grimaldi will join her office as chief of staff and media legal adviser.

Grimaldi currently works for Clyburn's father, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), as senior counsel specializing in technology, telecommunications, foreign affairs and financial regulation. Before joining Rep. Clyburn's staff he was senior counsel with The Raben Group, and spent two years as legislative counsel to Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.).

“Our entire office welcomes Dave. We look forward to the diverse experience, commitment, creativity, and leadership he will bring to our team," Commissioner Clyburn said in a statement.

Grimaldi holds a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University and a J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America. He succeeds acting chief of staff Angela Kronenberg, who will continue as wireline legal adviser to Commissioner Clyburn.