Yul Kwon, Deputy Chief of the Federal Communications Commission's Consumer and Governmental Bureau, is leaving government service to head for the bright lights of public television.
Kwon is leaving the FCC to become the host of a new television series, America Revealed, which will air on PBS this fall.
Kwon joined the FCC in 2009, Kwon was a key player in major FCC initiatives such as the National Broadband Plan, consumer protection and education, child online safety, childhood obesity, distracted driving, and wireless network security.
Kwon's career spans law, technology, business, and media. He served as an aide to Senator Joseph Lieberman, lectured at the FBI Academy and clerked for Judge Barrington D. Parker on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. He has held positions at McKinsey & Company, Google, and the Trium Group. He also practiced law as an attorney at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis and at Venture Law Group.
The move to public television isn't his first appearance on the air. Kwon was the first Asian American to win the CBS reality show, Survivor, in 2006. He has been a special correspondent for CNN and as a co-host for the Discovery Channel.
Kwon obtained his B.S. degree in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University and his J.D. from Yale Law School.
It has been a deeply rewarding experience serving at the FCC. Kwon said in a statement. I thank Chairman Genachowski for the opportunity to be a part of the FCC team. I am also grateful to Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Chief Joel Gurin for allowing me to participate in a number of critical initiatives that, I believe, are making a positive difference for consumers.
Mr. Kwon's last official day at the FCC was Jan. 7.