As it prepares to expand its local base, Time Warner Cable Thursday named
Elliott Wiser -- who has been serving as vice president and general manager of
its Bay News 9 network in the Tampa Bay, Fla., market -- to head programming for
all of its news operations.
In his new post, Wiser will work closely with divisions to help manage
existing local news channels and to help design and launch new networks.
Time Warner currently runs local news operations in New York and Rochester,
N.Y.; Orlando and Tampa, Fla.; Austin, Texas; and Raleigh, N.C.
Over the next year, the company is slated to launch news operations in
Houston; San Antonio; Syracuse and Albany, N.Y.; and Charlotte, N.C.
'Elliott has done a great job at Bay News 9, and we look forward to having
his business and editorial expertise as a resource for all of our other
channels,' Time Warner Cable senior vice president of programming John Newton
said in a prepared statement.
Wiser had been with Bay News 9 since its debut in September 1997.
Earlier this month, he oversaw the debut of Bay News 9 en Español, the
nation's first 24-hour local news channel broadcast entirely in Spanish. The
channel is available on the operator's digital tier in the Tampa