Phil Tahtakran is Head of Federal Government Affairs for NBCUniversal. Based in Washington, D.C., Phil leads NBCUniversal’s federal government affairs efforts and represents the company before Congress and the Administration on NBCUniversal's legislative priorities and other policy issues impacting the company. In that capacity, he is NBCUniversal’s representative in various trade associations and coalitions focused on entertainment, broadcasting, tech/telecom, and travel policy issues.

Prior to joining NBCUniversal in 2010, Phil spent several years on Capitol Hill with experience in the U.S. Senate and in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served as a senior aide.  

Phil holds a Juris Doctorate degree from The George Washington University Law School and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.