Time Warner Cable News Rochester

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This article is about the 24 hour cable television news channel from Rochester, NY. For the Sister channel, see Time Warner Cable News Buffalo.
Time Warner Cable News Rochester
Owned by Time Warner Cable
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Western New York
Headquarters Rochester, New York
Formerly called WGRC-TV (1990-1992),
GRC9News (1992-1995),
R News (1995-2009),
YNN Rochester (2009-2013)
Sister channel(s) Time Warner Cable News Buffalo
Time Warner Cable News Central New York
Time Warner Cable News Capital Region
Website Rochester
Finger Lakes
Time Warner Cable Channel 9 (SD&HD) / 200 (SD&HD) / 14 (SD&HD)
Channel 1020: Local On Demand

Time Warner Cable News Rochester is a 24-hour local cable news television channel based in Rochester, New York, and seen in that area and the nearby Genesee River and Finger Lakes regions. The Time Warner Cable News affiliate can be found on Time Warner Cable Channel 9 & 200 and available elsewhere on Channel 14.


The channel debuted on Channel 5 in April 22, 1990 as "WGRC" (Greater Rochester Cablevision), which produced Rochester's first 10 p.m. newscast, making it by far the oldest channel in Time Warner's Time Warner Cable News network. In 1992, the station changed to Channel 9, labeled itself as "GRC9News" and added a 7 p.m. newscast. Later, after Time Warner acquired cable franchise rights to the area, it was changed to just "R News" on July 4, 1995 and became a 24-hour news channel. In 2005, some of the station's operations were merged with News 10 Now, a sister station in Syracuse, New York, and Capital News 9, a sister station in Albany, New York. Like its sister stations in Albany and Buffalo, it airs on channel 9.

On August 4, 2009 at 5 a.m., R News became YNN Rochester (YNN standing for "Your News Now"), co-branding the station with its new Buffalo sister station YNN Buffalo. This branding was later expanded to the Syracuse (then YNN Central New York) and Albany (then YNN Capital Region) stations. On December 16, 2013, YNN was re-branded as Time Warner Cable News.

TWCN Rochester, TWCN Central New York, TWCN Buffalo and TWCN Capital Region also share news content with NY1, the Time Warner Cable local cable news television channel in New York City.

News team[edit]

Current on-air staff[1][2][edit]


  • Jennifer Auh - weekend mornings
  • Casey Bortnick - weekday evenings and overnight loop
  • Virginia Butler - late weekday mornings & weekday afternoons
  • Katie Cummings - fill-in anchor; also reporter
  • Cristina Domingues - fill-in anchor; also reporter
  • Alex Haight - weekend evenings and overnight loop
  • Kevin Jolly - fill-in anchor; also reporter
  • Katie Morse - late weekend mornings & weekend afternoons
  • Scott Patterson - weekday mornings

Weather on the 1's

  • Erick Adame - meteorologist; weekend evenings and overnight loop
  • Carrie Cheevers - meteorologist
  • John DiPasquale - meteorologist
  • Ryan Finn - meteorologist
  • Courtney Furtado - meteorologist
  • Michael Gouldrick - director of meteorology; late weekday afternoons and early evenings
  • Todd Kerkman - meteorologist; weekday evenings and overnight loop
  • Kyle Pieper - meteorologist
  • Vanessa Richards - meteorologist
  • Dan Russell - meteorologist; weekday mornings and afternoons
  • Brooke Zegarelli - meteorologist; weekend mornings and afternoons

Sports team

  • Kevin Carroll - sports anchor; Monday evening through Saturday morning
  • Jon Scott - sports anchor and reporter
  • Greg Vorse - sports anchor and reporter
  • Andy Young - sports anchor; Saturday evening through Monday morning


  • Bill Carey - general assignment reporter (via TWCN Central NY)
  • Sheba Clarke - general assignment reporter
  • Crystal Cranmore - Elmira & Corning newsroom reporter (via TWCN Central NY)
  • Jon Dougherty - general assignment reporter (via TWCN Capital Region)
  • Rose Eiklor - general assignment reporter
  • Zack Fink - Albany, N.Y. bureau reporter
  • Mark Goshgarian - general assignment reporter; also fill-in anchor (via TWCN Buffalo)
  • Tara Grimes - general assignment reporter
  • Mike Hedeen - weeknight reporter
  • Michael Howard - general assignment reporter (via TWCN Hudson Valley)
  • Katie Husband - general assignment reporter (via TWCN Southern Tier)
  • Vivian Lee - special assignment reporter (via NY1)
  • Mary McCombs - general assignment reporter
  • Wendy Mills - general assignment reporter
  • Innae Park - general assignment reporter (via TWCN Southern Tier)
  • Jamiese Price - general assignment reporter
  • Meg Rossman - general assignment reporter (via TWCN Buffalo)
  • Michael Scotto - Washington, D.C. bureau reporter
  • Maria Valvanis - general assignment reporter (via TWCN Mohawk Valley)
  • Rebecca Vogt - general assignment reporter (via TWCN Buffalo)
  • Seth Voorhees - general assignment reporter
  • Ryan Whalen - general assignment reporter (via TWCN Buffalo)
  • Barry Wygel - general assignment reporter (via TWCN Mohawk Valley)


  • Adam Balkin - "Tech Talk" contributor
  • Erin Billups - "Healthy Living" co-contributor
  • Lisa Chelenza - "Pet Pointers" contributor
  • Valarie D'Elia - "Travel with Val" contributor
  • Joya Dass - "From the Floor" co-correspondent
  • Dan Eaton - "Cooking at Home" contributor; "Healthy at Home" contributor
  • Terry Ettinger - "Garden Journeys" contributor; "Going Green" contributor
  • Burton Fitzsimmons - "Science Break" contributor
  • Lauren Fix - "The Car Coach" contributor
  • Marcie Fraser - "Active Now" contributor; "Child Wellness Wednesday" contributor; "Healthy Living" co-contributor; "Medical Minute" contributor
  • Vince Gallagher - "State of Education" contributor
  • Katie Gibas - "Healthy Living" co-contributor
  • Diane King Hall - "From the Floor" co-correspondent
  • Alicia King - traffic feed correspondent
  • Mike O'Brian - travel correspondent ("The Getaway Guy") & "Live Morning Drive" traffic feed correspondent
  • Annika Pergament - "From the Floor" co-correspondent
  • Nick Reisman - "Capital Tonight" correspondent
  • Solomon Syed - "Your Home" contributor
  • Gary Turner - "Live Drive Time" traffic feed correspondent
  • Jill Urban - "Wellness Report" contributor
  • Tara Lynn Wagner - "Money Matters" correspondent
  • Jeanne Yurman - "From the Floor" co-correspondent


  • Ed Buttaccio - news director
  • Tom Carroll - sports director and executive producer
  • Yevette Collins - general manager
  • Michael Gouldrick - director of meteorology
  • Anne Meagher - operations manager


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