Consumer Reports Names Michael Hubner as General Counsel

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Hubner Was Previously General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of ION Media Networks

I am thrilled to welcome Michael to CR at a moment of incredible excitement for our mission, for our organization, and for consumers everywhere," said Marta L. Tellado, President and CEO of Consumer Reports.

Consumer Reports (CR), the nonprofit membership organization, today announced Michael Hubner as its General Counsel. Hubner is responsible for overseeing CR’s legal, regulatory, and governance responsibilities, which include organizational policies, partnership agreements, and contracts.

"I am thrilled to welcome Michael to CR at a moment of incredible excitement for our mission, for our organization, and for consumers everywhere," said Marta L. Tellado, President and CEO of Consumer Reports. "Michael's deep experience will help us expand our reach and impact as we work with consumers to take on the complex concerns and opportunities that touch their lives today, from corporate accountability to data privacy and security."

Hubner comes to CR with more than two decades of experience as chief legal counsel for a variety of media and communications companies. Most recently, he served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of ION Media Networks, where he oversaw corporate financial transactions, business contracts and litigation, as well as regulatory matters for the network’s broadcast stations. Previously, he served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Glowpoint, Inc. and FiberNet Telecom Group. He has a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law.

“I am honored to join CR to help create a positive impact on people’s lives,” said Hubner. “At a time when trusted sources of information are difficult to find, CR is a guiding force for consumers in the marketplace. I look forward to using my skills and experience to help advance CR’s mission.”

For more information about CR, visit: consumerreports.org.

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Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit membership organization that works side by side with consumers to create a fairer, safer, and healthier world. For 80 years, CR has provided evidence-based product testing and ratings, rigorous research, hard-hitting investigative journalism, public education, and steadfast policy action on behalf of consumers’ interests. Unconstrained by advertising or other commercial influences, CR has exposed landmark public health and safety issues and strives to be a catalyst for pro-consumer changes in the marketplace. From championing responsible auto safety standards, to winning food and water protections, to enhancing healthcare quality, to fighting back against predatory lenders in the financial markets, Consumer Reports has always been on the front lines, raising the voices of consumers.

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