Topic: Marty Franks

John Orlando Is CBS' New Top Lobbyist

Promotion expected since Franks announced retirement 5 months ago

CBS named John Orlando the company's top lobbyist in Washington. As evp of government affairs, Orlando will oversee all the company's lobbying activities in Washington, D.C., as well as with…

Marty Franks, CBS' Top Lobbyist, to Retire

Helped turn retrans into lucrative revenue stream for TV nets

Marty Franks, CBS' top honcho in Washington for 25 years and one of broadcasting's most influential lobbyists, is retiring Sept. 30. Helping CBS turn retransmission consent negotiations into a lucrative, nine-figure…