OAB Hall of Fame
Belva Brissett’s 14 year broadcast career was devoted to the legislative and regulatory divisions of broadcasting. An Oklahoma native, she joined the National Association of Broadcasters in 1976 as a legislative assistant and rose to the position of Senior Vice President for Regulatory Affairs in 1989.
Her liaison efforts linking the FCC and Capitol Hill with America’s broadcasters were almost legendary. Admired in the Halls of Congress and the FCC, her work had developed a solid bond of trust and respect.
The NAB presented posthumously the 1991 Grove Cobb Memorial Award to Belva Brissett. This honor is bestowed upon “a broadcaster or public servant who demonstrates unusual dedication to improving broadcasting’s relationship with the federal government.”
Her gracious manner and professionalism are traits to be remembered of a true friend of Oklahoma broadcasters...Belva Brissett.