Bright House Networks said it has hired Alan Mason as vice president and general manager of news and local programming, as of Dec. 30. He will provide oversight and strategic guidance for Bright House Networks 24-hour local news channels Bay News 9 and News 13 as well as Bright House Sports Networks, local on demand and InfoMas.
Mason starts December 30 and succeeds Elliot Wiser atop the cable news nets.
For more than a decade, Mason has been the VP/GM of Time Warner Cable's 24-hour North Carolina news network, News 14 Carolina. News 14 Carolina's four regional channels reach more than 1 million Time Warner Cable subscribers in the Charlotte, Raleigh/Greensboro, Wilmington and Greenville/New Bern television markets.
"Alan brings significant industry experience and a proven track record of leading highly-effective station operations while building award-winning local news and programming," Kevin Hyman, BHNe executive vice president, operations, said in a release. "He is a trusted and engaged leader who places a high value on the collaborative and successful teams already in place. Bright House Networks news and local programming is an exclusive offering to our customers -- and Alan is a leader who attaches importance to expanding unique opportunities that can benefit our customers and the communities we serve."