Time Warner Cable News Central New York

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Time Warner Cable News Central New York
Network Time Warner Cable News
Owned by Time Warner Cable
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Western New York
Headquarters Syracuse, New York
Formerly called News 10 Now (2003-2010), YNN Central New York (2010-2013)
Website Central NY
Cortland/Ithaca
Utica/Rome
Northern NY
Watertown/North
Elmira/Corning
Southern Tier
Availability
Cable
Time Warner Cable Channels 10 & 200
Channel 213 (SkyTracker 24-Hour Doppler Radar Channel)
Channel 1020 (Local On Demand)

Time Warner Cable News Central New York is a 24-hour local cable news television channel headquartered in Syracuse, New York. The channel, which is owned and operated by Time Warner Cable, is a member of the Time Warner Cable News network of six Upstate New York news channels, and is also the hub for weather operations across the state. TWCN is available only to Time Warner Cable subscribers throughout Central New York, New York's Southern Tier, and the "North Country" including the western/northern Adirondack Region. It was the eleventh channel of this format launched by Time Warner, and one of about 40 local/regional cable newschannels nationwide.

History[edit]

The channel began operations on November 7, 2003 as News 10 Now. Time Warner Cable invested a large amount of capital to launch the channel, including a $6-million restoration of Syracuse's former New York Central Rail Station. In addition to that headquarters facility, TWC News Central New York also bases reporters and photographers in five regional newsrooms located throughout its Central/Northern New York coverage area.

Logo as News 10 Now, used from November 2003 until March 15, 2010.

In February 2007, News 10 Now added a separate channel with news, weather and sports targeting the Binghamton and Elmira/Corning markets, with five reporters and a technician operating from new bureaus located in Vestal and Corning. This expansion also added four additional producers at the Syracuse headquarters who work exclusively on the Southern Tier program feed.[1]

On May 25, 2005, just 18 months after debuting, Time Warner Cable announced that 30 staff positions would be eliminated in a cost-saving consolidation of its then-three Upstate NY news operations. All of News 10 Now's technical production and master control operations were merged with Capital News 9 (now YNN Capital Region), its sister channel in Albany. YNN Capital Region now serves as the news anchoring and production hub, while YNN Central New York's eight meteorologists produce weather forecasts for its sister operations statewide. The channels retained all their local news gathering crews, producers, facilities, and local news management.

TWC News Central New York, TWC News Southern Tier, TWC News Capital Region (Albany), TWC News Rochester, TWC News Buffalo, and TWC News Hudson Valley (the newest of the Upstate channels, launched in April, 2010) also share news content with TWC News NY1, the flagship Time Warner Cable local cable news channel in New York City (which Time Warner offers to digital cable subscribers in Upstate markets).

The two separate Central NY and Southern Tier channels are available to about 550,000 Time Warner Cable subscribers in all or parts of 25 New York counties, along with portions of Pennsylvania's Northern Tier. This makes the combined operation one of the larger local/regional news channels nationwide, both in terms of subscribers and geographic coverage area. The channel's website won a coveted Edward R. Murrow national "Best Website" award in 2004. Senior Reporter Bill Carey won a national Murrow for Best Feature Reporting in 2008, along with a New York Emmy Award in 2011 for his writing on the 2010 documentary "Deadly Delusion." The channel is also the recipient of five regional Murrows, and several New York State Associated Press and Syracuse Press Club awards.

During the April, 2009 American Civic Association Binghamton shootings, News 10 Now's live coverage was picked up by CNN. A letter from the shooter was mailed to the Syracuse newsroom the day of the shootings, and was received and reported on by the channel three days later.

Time Warner Cable announced on February 12, 2010 that News 10 Now, along with Capital News 9, would be renamed YNN in March of that year, adopting the same brand already in use in Buffalo and Rochester.[2]

The channels were again rebranded on December 16, 2013. All the company's channels nationwide now carry the "Time Warner Cable News" moniker, with "NY1" retaining its popular brand in conjunction with "TWC News". Locally, the networks are now called Time Warner Cable News Central New York and Time Warner Cable News Southern Tier.

News team[edit]

Current on-air staff[3][edit]

Anchors

  • Julie Chapman - weekday mornings
  • Erin Connolly - weekend mornings and middays
  • Solomon Syed - weekday evenings
  • JoDee Kenney - weekday mornings
  • Karen Tararache - weekend evenings
  • Kate Welshofer - weekday evenings
  • Jon Dougherty - weekend middays and evenings
  • Liz Benjamin - Capital Tonight anchor

Weather on the 1's

  • Michael Gouldrick (AMS Seal of Approval) - Director of Meteorology
  • Carrie Cheevers
  • Todd Kerkman
  • Erick Adame
  • Ryan Finn
  • Vanessa Richards
  • Courtney Furtado
  • Kyle Pieper

Sports team

  • Mark Larson - sports director; weekday evenings and overnight loop
  • Brian Sandler - sports anchor; weekend evenings and overnight loop, also sports reporter
  • Brian Mueller - sports producer
  • Alicia Pennisi - sports reporter
  • Aaron McElherne - Cortland/Ithaca sports reporter
  • Ted Goldberg - Southern Tier sports and news reporter

Traffic

  • Lacey Leonardi - weekday morning and afternoon traffic anchor

Reporters

Central NY

  • Bill Carey - Senior Reporter, political reporter
  • Brad Vivacqua - Central NY morning reporter, fill-in anchor
  • Katie Gibas - Central NY reporter
  • Iris St. Meran - Central NY reporter
  • Sarah Blazonis - Central NY reporter
  • Candace Hopkins - Central NY reporter

Southern Tier

  • Carmella Mataloni - Southern Tier newsroom reporter
  • Alexa Green - Southern Tier newsroom reporter
  • Emily Lorsch - Southern Tier newsroom reporter

Utica/Rome

  • Cara Thomas - Utica/Rome newsroom reporter
  • Alana LaFlore - Utica/Rome newsroom reporter

Watertown/North

  • Brian Dwyer - Watertown/North newsroom reporter
  • Elizabeth Jeneault - Watertown/North newsroom reporter
  • Matt Jarchow - Potsdam newsroom reporter

Elmira/Corning

  • Katie Husband - Elmira/Corning newsroom reporter
  • Crystal Cranmore - Elmira/Corning newsroom reporter

Cortland/Ithaca

  • Tamara Lindstrom - Cortland/Ithaca newsroom reporter, fill-in anchor

Management[edit]

  • Ron Lombard - news director
  • Steve Osterhaus - assistant news director
  • Anthony Proia - senior director of news operations, YNN Upstate NY Network
  • Bernadine Han - vice president of news, Time Warner Cable Local News Division
  • Steve Paulus - regional vice president of programming, Time Warner Cable

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nguyen, My-Ly (2006-12-29). "News channel plans local launch". Press & Sun Bulletin. Retrieved 2007-01-24. [dead link]
  2. ^ McChesney, Charles (February 12, 2010). "News 10 Now to become YNN". The Post Standard. Retrieved February 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ Our Team

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