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Tommy McFly
Master of Ceremonies

Dick Durbin

If the Washington Post is right – and Tommy McFly is the “local Ryan Seacrest” – then he’s the multi-platform voice, anchor, and host for the world’s most powerful city and its media ambassador to the rest of the nation. An only child Gemini, rescue dog-loving millennial, originally from Scranton, PA, Tommy is always on the move around Maryland, Virginia, and Washington.

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Sen. Dick Durbin
Illinois

Dick Durbin

Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Springfield, is the 47th U.S. Senator from the State of Illinois, the state’s senior senator, and the convener of Illinois’ bipartisan congressional delegation. Durbin also serves as the Democratic Whip, the second highest ranking position among the Senate Democrats. Senator Durbin has been elected to this leadership post by his Democratic colleagues every two years since 2005.

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Matthew Berry
Chief of Staff

Dick Durbin

For the past four years, Mr. Berry has served as Commissioner Pai's Chief of Staff. He previously served as the Commission's General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel. Prior to joining Commissioner Pai's office, he was a Partner at Patton Boggs LLP. Mr. Berry has also worked at the United States Department of Justice, serving as Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy and an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel.

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Jeff Smulyan
CEO & Chairman of the Board, Emmis Communications Corporation

Dick Durbin

Jeffrey H. Smulyan serves as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Emmis Communications Corporation, an Indianapolis–based radio and publishing company. Smulyan formed and became principal shareholder of Emmis in 1980. A public company since 1994 (Nasdaq: EMMS), Emmis owns and operates 16 FM and 3 AM radio stations in the nation’s largest markets. Emmis owns the two top hip-hop brands in the world, KPWR Power 106 in Los Angeles and HOT 97 in New York City.

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