Time Warner Cable News Buffalo

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Time Warner Cable News Buffalo
Launched March 25, 2009 (2009-03-25)
Network Time Warner Cable News
Owned by Time Warner Cable
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Western New York
Headquarters Buffalo, New York
Formerly called YNN Buffalo (2009–2013)
Sister channel(s) Time Warner Cable News Rochester
Time Warner Cable News Capital Region
Time Warner Cable News Central New York
NY1
Time Warner Cable News Austin
Time Warner Cable News North Carolina
Website buffalo.twcnews.com
(Buffalo)
jamestown.twcnews.com
(Jamestown)
batavia.twcnews.com
(Batavia/Western New York)
Availability
Cable
Time Warner Cable Template:Small((Western New York) Channel 9 (SD)
Time Warner Cable Template:Small((Buffalo) Channel 14 (SD)
Time Warner Cable {{small(Rochester)}} Channel 1277 (SD)

Time Warner Cable News Buffalo 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 Buffalo metropolitan area and Western New York. The channel is carried on Time Warner Cable systems throughout Western New York on channel 9 and also on channel 14 in the Buffalo area; it is also carried on TWC's Rochester system on digital channel 1277. A modified feed of the channel, Cable 8 News (C8N), is available on Time Warner Cable's Jamestown system, featuting a mix of local news content and content from Time Warner Cable News Buffalo.

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]

The channel was launched at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 25, 2009 as YNN Buffalo. It was initially carried on channel 14 on Time Warner Cable's Buffalo system, before moving to channel 9 in late 2009; YNN also replaced Erie-based NBC affiliate WICU-TV on its Chautauqua County system, local origination channel Time Warner 8 on its Jamestown system and Toronto-based CTV owned-and-operated station CFTO-TV in Toronto on most of its other systems in the region.

YNN Buffalo was the first regional news channel owned by Time Warner Cable to use the "YNN" brand (standing for "Your News Now"), which Time Warner Cable would later expand the following month to its Rochester-based news channel R News. On February 12, 2010, the provider announced that it would expand the "YNN" brand to two of its other news channels in upstate New York – News 10 Now and Capital News 9.[1] The "YNN" brand later expanded to News 8 Austin in 2011 (although NY1 and News 14 Carolina would not adopt the brand).

In early 2010, YNN Buffalo became the first regional news channel owned by Time Warner Cable to launch a high definition simulcast feed. On December 16, 2013, the channel rebranded as Time Warner Cable News Buffalo as part of a branding standardization across the provider's news channels that included the introduction of a new graphics and music package.[2]

News team[edit]

Current on-air staff[edit]

YNN Buffalo live truck
In addition to its own staff, Time Warner Cable News Buffalo utilizes personnel from the other Time Warner Cable news channels across the state.
Anchors[3]
  • Jennifer Auh - weekend mornings (5:00-10:00 a.m.)
  • Casey Bortnick - weekday evenings and overnight loop (8:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m.)
  • Virginia Butler - weekday mornings and afternoons (10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.)
  • Alex Haight - weekend evenings and overnight loop (8:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m.); also Monday-Wednesday reporter
  • Kevin Jolly - weekend afternoons and evenings (2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.); general assignment videojournalist
  • Katie Morse - weekend mornings and afternoons (10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.); also Monday-Wednesday reporter
  • Scott Patterson - weekday mornings (5:00-10:00 a.m.)
Weather on the 1's[3]
As with other TWCN channels in New York, most of TWCN meteorologists are based at the Central New York bureau.
  • Michael Gouldrick (member, AMS) - director of meteorology
  • Erick Adame - meteorologist; weekday afternoons and evenings (2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.)
  • Carrie Cheevers - meteorologist; fill-in
  • Ryan Finn - meteorologist; weekday mornings (5:00-10:00 a.m.)
  • Courtney Furtado - meteorologist; fill-in
  • Todd Kerkman - meteorologist; weekday evenings and overnight loop (10:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m.)
  • Heather Morrison - meteorologist; fill-in
  • Dan Russell (member, AMS) - meteorologist; weekday mornings and afternoons (10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; based in Buffalo)
  • Brooke Zegarelli - meteorologist; weekend mornings and afternoons (10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
Sports team[3]
TWCN Buffalo shares its sports staff with Time Warner Cable News Rochester
  • Kevin Carroll - sports anchor; weekday evenings and overnight loop
  • Andy Young - sports anchor; weekend evenings and overnight loop, also sports reporter
  • Greg Vorse - sports anchor/reporter
Traffic[3]
  • Alicia King - weekday mornings and afternoons
Reporters
  • Katie Cummings - Western New York reporter (seen Wednesday-Sundays)
  • Antoinette DelBel - Niagara Falls newsroom reporter
  • Rose Eiklor - Batavia newsroom reporter
  • Mark Goshgarian - Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties reporter
  • Kaitlyn Lionti - general assignment videojournalist
  • Meg Rossman - Niagara County bureau reporter
  • Rebecca Vogt - weekday and weekend morning videojournalist
  • Ryan Whalen - nightside videojournalist
Contributors
  • Adam Balkin - technology reporter ("Tech Beat" and "App Wrap")
  • Lisa Chelenza - pet reporter ("Pet Pointers")
  • Valarie D'Elia - travel contributor ("Travel with Val")
  • Dan Eaton - food contributor ("Cooking at Home")
  • Terry Ettinger - gardening and environmental contributor ("Garden Journeys" and "Going Green")
  • Marcie Fraser - heath contributor ("Child Wellness," "Healthy Living" and "Tone Up")
  • Vince Gallagher - education contributor ("State of Education")
  • Mike O'Brian - travel correspondent ("The Getaway Guy") and weekday morning traffic reporter ("Live Morning Drive")
  • Neil Rosen - film critic; also host of Talking Pictures On Demand
  • Tara Lynn Wagner - financial correspondent ("Money Matters")
Capital Tonight

Management[edit]

  • Ed Buttaccio - news director
  • Kelly Hayes - executive producer
  • Kris O'Donnell - executive producer

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. ^ a b c d TWC News Staff

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