Time Warner Cable News Capital Region

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Time Warner Cable News Capital Region
Launched October 11, 2002 (2002-10-11)
Network Time Warner Cable News
Owned by Time Warner Cable
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Albany, New York
Headquarters Albany, New York
Formerly called Capital News 9 (2002–2010)
YNN Capital Region (2010–2013)
Sister channel(s) NY1
Time Warner Cable News Austin
Time Warner Cable News Buffalo
Time Warner Cable News Central New York
Time Warner Cable News North Carolina
Time Warner Cable News Rochester
Website albany.twcnews.com
(Albany/Capital Region)
mohawkvalley.twcnews.com
(Amsterdam)
saratoga-north.twcnews.com
(Saratoga County)
berkshires.twcnews.com
(Berkshire County)
hudsonvalley.twcnews.com
(Hudson Valley)
Availability
Cable
Time Warner Cable
(most of Eastern New York)
Channel 9 (SD)
Time Warner Cable
(Queensbury)
Channels 1 and 78 (SD)
Time Warner Cable
(Canajoharie)
Channels 1 and 97 (SD)
Time Warner Cable
(northern Berkshire County, Massachusetts)
Channel 7 (SD)
Time Warner Cable
(southern Berkshire County, Massachusetts)
Channel 95 (SD)

Time Warner Cable News Capital Region is an American cable news television channel that is owned by Time Warner Cable, as an affiliate of its Time Warner Cable News slate of regional news channels. The channel provides 24-hour rolling news coverage focused primarily on the Capital District of eastern New York. The channel is headquartered in Albany, New York, and maintains a subfeed serving the Hudson Valley region. Time Warner Cable News Capital Region is carried on channel 9 throughout most of the region, although its channel slot varies in the towns of Queensbury and Canajoharie, and in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

As with the rest of its upstate sister news channels in upstate New York, Time Warner Cable News Buffalo shares news content with New York City-based NY1, Time Warner Cable's flagship regional cable news channel (which the provider carries on the digital tiers of its Upstate New York systems).

History[edit]

Prior to the launch of the channel, Time Warner Cable carried a repurposed rebroadcast of the 6:00 p.m. newscast from CBS affiliate WRGB (channel 6) on its local origination channel on channel 9. After Nielsen ratings reports showed that the broadcast was competitive with the fledgling 6:30 p.m. newscast on Fox affiliate WXXA-TV (channel 23), Time Warner Cable moved forward with plans to launch an in-house 24-hour news channel.

The channel was launched on October 11, 2002 as Capital News 9. Its debuted nearly a year behind schedule due to various infrastructure and staffing delays. With the launch of Capital News 9, Time Warner Cable's public access channel was moved from channel 9 to channel 3 on most of its Capital District systems (and became known as TW3). Capital News 9 came out of a period when Time Warner Cable rolled out several cable news channels. Within a two-year period, the provider had launched regional news channels in Syracuse (News 10 Now), Houston, (News 24 Houston) and San Antonio (News 9 San Antonio). Two channels were also launched in North Carolina, one based in Raleigh and another in Charlotte (both referred to as News 14 Carolina]]). Of the channels that launched, only Time Warner Cable News Central New York (the former News 10 Now) and Time Warner Cable News North Carolina (the former News 14 Carolina, which operates four region-specific feeds) remain, the byproduct of financial losses and a dispute with the Belo Corporation, which was a partner in the Texas and Charlotte channels.

Logo as Capital News 9, used from October 11, 2002 until March 15, 2010; it is based on a similar logo used by its former sister channel in the Tampa Bay area, Bay News 9 (now owned by Bright House Networks).

On May 25, 2005, Time Warner Cable announced that it would eliminate 30 staff positions from sister networks R News in Syracuse and News 10 Now in Rochester in a cost-saving consolidation of its three regional news channels at the time in upstate New York. News 10 Now and R News's technical production and master control operations were merged with Capital News 9. With the move, Capital News 9 began serving as the production and studio hub for the news programming of both channels (with Capital News 9's anchor staff handling simultaneous on-air duties on both sister channels), while News 10 Now began handling production responsibilities for weather forecast segments for all of its sister news channels statewide from its Syracuse facility (using the channel's weather staff). Each of the channels retained their respective newsgathering crews, producers, facilities and news management; the channels also simulcast the Albany-produced political review program Capital Tonight. In addition, the cable access channels on the systems in each of the channels' markets now share broadcasts of collegiate sporting events in the event that Time Warner Cable is able to secure the rights to air the telecasts in all of its upstate markets.

In August 2006, Capital News 9 expanded its reach to systems within eastern New York that Time Warner Cable had recently acquired from Adelphia Communications. In April 2008, Capital News 9 began simulcasting its audio full-time on local radio station WUAM (900 AM); the simulcasting agreement with the channel ended in 2011, upon mutual agreement by both parties not to renew the contract.

On February 12, 2010, Time Warner Cable announced that Capital News 9 and News 10 Now would be rebranded as "YNN" (for "Your News Now"), adopting the same brand that had already been in use on their sister channels in Buffalo and Rochester (the former of which was the first to adopt the "YNN" brand when it launched in March 2009).[1] The rebranding occurred in March 2010. The following month in April 2010, the channel launched a subfeed for the Hudson Valley region, YNN Hudson Valley.

On December 16, 2013, the channel rebranded as Time Warner Cable News Capitol Region as part of a branding standardization across the provider's news channels that included the introduction of a new graphics and music package.[2] The channel's Hudson Valley subfeed was accordingly rebranded from YNN Hudson Valley to Time Warner Cable News Hudson Valley.

News team[edit]

Current on-air staff[edit]

Anchors[3]
  • Julie Chapman - weekday mornings
  • Jon Dougherty - weekend mornings and afternoons; also reporter
  • JoDee Kenney - weekday mornings
  • Solomon Syed - weekday afternoons; also reporter
  • Karen Tararache - weekend evenings and overnight loop; also reporter
  • Kate Welshofer - weekday evenings and overnight loop
Weather on the 1s
  • Mike Bono (AMS Seal of Approval) - chief meteorologist; weekday evenings and weekend mornings
  • Erick Adame - meteorologist; weekday afternoons and evenings
  • Ryan Finn - meteorologist; weekday mornings
  • Heather Morrison - meteorologist; weekend evenings
  • Carrie Cheevers - meteorologist; fill-in
  • Courtney Furtado - meteorologist; fill-in
  • Todd Kerkman - meteorologist; fill-in
  • Michael Gouldrick (member, AMS) - meteorologist; fill-in
  • Vanessa Richards - meteorologist; fill-in
Sports team
  • Marisa Jacques - sports director; weekday evenings and overnight loop
  • Seth Leavitt - sports anchor; weekend evenings and overnight loop
  • Chris Watson - sports anchor; fill-in, also sports reporter
Videojournalists
  • Jessica Chen - Saratoga bureau reporter
  • Jon Gabriel - weekday morning and evening traffic reporter
  • Eva McKend - general assignment reporter
  • Geoff Redick - general assignment reporter
  • Madeleine Rivera - general assignment reporter
  • Maria Valvanis - general assignment reporter
  • Jim Vasil - Berkshire County bureau reporter
  • Alexandra Weishaupt - general assignment reporter
  • Barry Wygel - Mohawk Valley bureau reporter
  • Meredith Zaritheny - general assignment reporter
Contributors
  • Adam Balkin - technology reporter ("Tech Beat" and "App Wrap")
  • Lisa Chelenza - pet reporter ("Pet Pointers")
  • Valarie D'Elia - travel correspondent ("Travel with Val")
  • Dan Eaton - food contributor ("Cooking at Home")
  • Terry Ettinger - garden reporter ("Garden Journeys")
  • Marcie Fraser - health correspondent ("Tone Up", "Child Wellness" and "Healthy Living")
  • Shazia Khan - financial correspondent ("Money Matters")
  • Mike O'Brian - travel correspondent ("The Getaway Guy")
  • Neil Rosen - entertainment correspondent (Entertainment Weekly); also host of Talking Pictures On Demand
  • Tara Lynn Wagner - financial correspondent ("Money Matters")

Local program hosts[edit]

Weekend Buzz
  • Suzy Garcia - host; also radio host on WYJB (95.5 FM)
Capital Tonight

References[edit]

  1. ^ McChesney, Charles (February 12, 2010). "News 10 Now to become YNN". The Post Standard. Retrieved February 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ Kaplan, Don (November 20, 2013). "NY1 changing name to Time Warner Cable News NY1". Daily News. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Our Team". Time Warner Cable News. albany.twcnews.com. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 

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