(Bronx, NY – March 7, 2001) News 12 The Bronx General Manager and News Director Camilo Pombo-Sáenz has been unanimously elected to the New York State Associated Press (AP) Broadcast Board. The decision was made during the board’s monthly meeting in New York City
“I’m extremely honored by this appointment,” says Camilo Pombo-Sáenz, “The Associated Press is one of the most prestigious organizations in our business and I’m looking forward to representing The Bronx and News 12 on this statewide committee.”
The State Associated Press Board is made up of News Directors and managers from television, cable and radio stations around New York state who have volunteered to represent all AP broadcast members. The board acts as an independent voice to direct and make suggestions to the AP Bureau Chief in order to shape and improve AP services to all members. The board also makes and approves the rules that control the annual statewide awards contest, and become the leaders in judging the contest entries from an “award exchange state.”
Launched in June 1998, News 12 The Bronx is a 24-hour regional news service, reaching approximately 250,000 homes throughout the borough of The Bronx. News 12 The Bronx is the only regional news station dedicated solely to the Bronx and is operated by Rainbow Holdings Incorporated. News 12 The Bronx is a cable exclusive service.
Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation and NBC, is at the forefront of innovation in cable programming. For nearly 20 years, Rainbow has been delivering high-quality sports, entertainment and news to millions of subscribers. Rainbow manages the operations of American Movie Classics, Romance Classics, Bravo, The Independent Film Channel, MuchMusic, Rainbow Sports, News 12 Networks, MSG Metro Channels, Radio City Television as well as Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. Rainbow owns a majority stake in Madison Square Garden properties which includes the Madison Square Garden Arena complex, the Knicks and the Rangers professional sports teams, the MSG television network, and, most recently, Radio City Entertainment and a long term lease on Radio City Music Hall. In addition, Rainbow is a fifty-percent partner in Fox Sports Net.
Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation’s leading telecommunications and entertainment companies, and one of the largest operators of cable television systems in the United States. Cablevision serves more than 3.4 million cable customers with major operations in the New York and Boston. Cablevision Lightpath, a wholly owned subsidiary, provides telephone service to more than 1,000 businesses on Long Island and in Connecticut, while Optimum Online offers high-speed online and Internet access via cable modems to customers in the New York metro area. Cablevision also owns and operates The Wiz stores and Clearview Cinemas.