- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 11, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) - A top Washington regulator is resigning her position to join a company that her agency oversees.

Federal Communications Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker will become senior vice president of government affairs for NBCUniversal. Comcast Corp. bought a controlling interest in the company in January after the FCC and the Justice Department approved the deal with conditions.

Baker, one of two Republicans on the five-member FCC, joined the commission in July 2009. Before that, she was head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, an arm of the Commerce Department, where she helped oversee the transition from analog to digital broadcasting.