Hundt, Reed E. 1948-

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Hundt, Reed E. 1948-


Born March 3, 1948, in Ann Arbor, MI; children: Adam, Nathaniel, Sara. Education: Yale University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1969; Yale Law School, J.D., 1974. Politics: Democrat.


Home—Chevy Chase, MD. Office—Charles Ross Partners, LLC, 2001 K St., N.W., Ste. 802, Washington, DC 20006.


Member of the bar of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and California. Chief Judge Harrison L. Winter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, clerk; Latham & Watkins law firm, Washington, DC, partner; Charles Ross Partners, LLC (private investor service), Washington, DC, principal. Federal Communications Commission, chairman, 1993-97. Consultant to McKinsey & Company, Inc. (management consulting firm), Washington, DC, 1998—, and The Blackstone Group (private equity firm), 2000—. Director, Intel, 2001—, chairman of Compensation Committee of the Board; Yale School of Management, member of the management advisory board.


You Say You Want a Revolution: A Story of Information Age Politics, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 2000.

In China's Shadow: The Crisis of American Entrepreneurship, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 2006.


Reed E. Hundt is an expert in the investing and information industries. His background includes working as a management consultant for several firms, and as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). As chairman, he was noted for his efforts to provide the public with access to FCC activities. Hundt's writing focuses on information, politics, and business. His first book, You Say You Want a Revolution: A Story of Information Age Politics, addresses the rapid changes in the communications industry and technology over the past several decades, with a focus on competition between providers of various forms of communications, including telephone, cell technology, internet, cable, and radio, and the ways in which the government played a role in the progress of these industries. Michael Stern, in a review for the American Lawyer, observed: "Hundt skates lightly over the real substance underlying the bitter legislative and media battles that characterize his tenure." A reviewer for Publishers Weekly commented that, "while his consistent poise amid roiling market forces is commendable, Hundt's narrative occasionally gets waylaid when justifying a certain policy decision." Hundt's follow-up effort, In China's Shadow: The Crisis of American Entrepreneurship, looks at ways in which American industry has fallen behind more energetic, growing economies, such as in China.



American Lawyer, July 1, 2000, Michael Stern, review of You Say You Want a Revolution: A Story of Information Age Politics, p. 71.

Publishers Weekly, April 17, 2000, review of You Say You Want a Revolution, p. 64.


Forbes Online, (July 24, 2007), author biography.

Intel Web site, (July 24, 2007), author biography.

Reed Hundt Home Page, (July 24, 2007).