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John Walls

John Walls joined CTIA-The Wireless Association® in 2004, assuming the position of Vice President, Public Affairs. Walls' primary responsibilities are supervising external and internal communications, which include the association’s web site, www.ctia.org, as well as the efforts of its research and creative staff. He also serves as Treasurer of the Wireless Foundation.

Prior to his joining CTIA, Walls was a television news and sports anchor for nearly 25 years, most recently anchoring the evening newscasts for NBC-affiliate KJRH-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 2000 to 2004. Walls was a member of the original anchor team for Fox Sports Net and was based in Los Angeles from 1996 to 2000. He has also served as Sports Director for three television stations, including from 1984 to 1996 for KTUL-TV and KOTV in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He began his broadcasting career in 1978 at WWVU-TV, a PBS affiliate, in Morgantown, West Virginia before serving as host of the syndicated television program, “PM Magazine” in Texas. Walls has received numerous awards for his work in broadcasting, notably Regional News Emmys for his reporting on methamphetamine in Oklahoma and his on-location anchoring of the Timothy McVeigh execution.

Walls graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Parental Controls: Controlling Your Kid’s Device Usage

CTIA’s GrowingWireless.com, the resource for parents raising digital kids, lists parental control features from a number of device manufacturers and wireless providers. To help the busy parent, look for the “Use” symbol () to identify the apps or features that: Block calls and text messages from specific or unknown phone numbers; Limit use of voice [...]

Wireless Improves Students’ Interest and Scores in Math: January WOW Wireless Lifechanger

A North Carolina school district is achieving remarkable success by integrating mobile technology into its math curriculum. In addition to preparing its students for the 21st century workforce and increasing their interest in and mastery of math concepts, the program also offers teachers a chance to learn from experts so they can better incorporate math [...]

Growing Wireless Lists Parental Control Tools and Features: January WOW Insider Interview

CTIA’s Director of State Regulatory and External Affairs Matt Gerst discusses the parental control tools and features available to monitor and manage their kids’  wireless device usage on GrowingWireless.com.

Cyberbullying: Tips and Tools to Protect Your Kids: January WOW Policy Point

What is cyberbullying, and more importantly, how do you protect your kids from it or prevent your kids from being a bully? To help parents with this issue, CTIA’s Growing Wireless provides tips and tools to help kids be safe and responsible online users.

Improve Student Learning & Engagement with Wireless: January WOW Wireless at Work

Wireless devices are revolutionizing education, and Airwatch Chairman and Co-founder Alan Dabbiere explains how mobile improves engagement and offers students more resources.

Verizon’s Dan Mead: The Future of Mobile Commerce

Verizon Wireless President and CEO and CTIA Chairman Dan Mead discusses the company’s relationship with Isis and the tough questions the wireless industry needs to address to make mobile commerce come to life for wireless consumers.

Isis: What Do Merchants Want?

Mobile wallets offer increased convenience for consumers, but what do the merchants accepting payments want? Isis CEO Michael Abbot talks about his conversations with merchants and their requirements for a mobile payment system.

Ericsson: The Networked Society: December WOW Wireless Lifechanger

Ericsson’s vision of the Networked Society centers around bridge-building, new social and business opportunities, and enormous gains in interpersonal connectivity, all thanks to wireless. Ericsson’s North American Head Angel Ruiz talks about the company’s commitment to this world of fascinating possibilities.