Cablevision COO resigns

Tom Rutledge, chief operating officer for the American cableco, is ending close to 10 years at the company later this month.
December 16, 2011

Tom Rutledge, chief operating officer for American cableco Cablevision, is ending close to 10 years at the company later this month.

Rutledge joined Cablevision in 2002 from Time Warner Cable as president of cable and communications. In 2004, he took the COO title, assuming additional responsibilities for Cablevision-owned Rainbow Media, which was spun off this summer and renamed AMC Networks.

No reasons have been disclosed regarding Rutledge’s retirement. The company says it is undertaking a search for a successor.

“Everything I hoped for when I came to Cablevision has come true,” Rutledge said in a statement. “I have spent my entire working life – 34 years – in the cable industry, but my decade at Cablevision will always stand out because of the things we were able to achieve and the value we were able to deliver to customers in the most competitive market in the nation.”

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