Biden picks Comcast senior adviser as ambassador to Canada

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FILE PHOTO: Cohen testifies about the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, before a hearing of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington
FILE PHOTO: Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen testifies about the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, before a hearing of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington May 8, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

July 21, 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden picked David Cohen, the senior adviser to Comcast Corp’s CEO, as his ambassador to Canada, the White House said on Wednesday, as he looked to add longtime allies and friends to top diplomatic posts.

The White House also said that Biden nominated Victoria Kennedy, a lawyer and the widow of late Senator Ted Kennedy, for the ambassadorial post in Austria.

The posts announced on Wednesday, including Biden’s pick for ambassador to Slovenia, require Senate confirmation.

(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt; Editing by Leslie Adler)