(September 25, 2000 – Woodbury, NY) Steven N. Weinberg, Vice President of Business Operations for News 12 has been named to the newly created position of Vice-President, Operations for News 12 Networks. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of all seven News 12 entities (Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester, The Bronx, News 12.com, and Metro Traffic and Weather), including expansion plans, new business development, and sales efforts. Mr. Weinberg will also be charged with all of the administrative and financial functions of the news division as well as manage corporate relationships with Cablevision units, such as Editorial, Technical, Human Resources, Information Services, and Legal.
In making the announcement, Patrick Dolan, Senior Vice-President, News at Rainbow Media said “Steven has made significant contributions to the growth of News 12. This new position, and Steve’s promotion, reflects News 12’s commitment to maximizing its internal resources as we enter a new era in television news. Steve’s dedication to moving our business forward as well as his vast experience in financial planning makes him the ideal professional to undertake this crucial role within the organization.”
During his five years as News 12 Networks Vice President of Business Operations, News 12 Networks expanded from a single 24-hour news operation to its current seven operations. Previously, Mr. Weinberg spent five years as News 12’s Director of Finance for Rainbow Media Corporate, where he oversaw all aspects of the network’s financial functioning, including budgeting, forecasting, capital evaluation, contract negotiation, long term planning and new business development. Prior to joining the Cablevision family, Mr. Weinberg was Director of Planning and Financial Analysis for the Private Satellite Network Inc. (December 1986-February 1990) and served for four years with CBS, Inc. Mr. Weinberg is a graduate of Brooklyn College and has a Masters of Business Administration-Finance from New York University.
Mr. Weinberg lives with his wife and two daughters in Albertson, New York.
News 12 Networks is the country’s first, largest, and most watched regional news network, currently serving more than 3.2 million households in the New York market. News 12 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. Rainbow manages American Movie Classics, Romance Classics, Bravo, The Independent Film Channel, MuchMusic USA, Rainbow Sports, News 12 Networks and MetroChannels as well as the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. Rainbow also holds a majority stake in Madison Square Garden Properties. In addition, Rainbow is a fifty-percent partner in FOX Sports Net.
Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation’s leading entertainment and telecommunications companies. Its cable television operations serve more than 3.4 million households located primarily in the New York metropolitan area. The company’s advanced telecommunications offerings include its Lightpath integrated business communications services and its Optimum-branded high-speed Internet service. Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. subsidiary owns and operates programming businesses including American Movie Classics, Bravo and many other national and regional services. Cablevision also owns a controlling interest and operates Madison Square Garden and its sports teams including the Knicks, Rangers and WNBA Liberty. The company operates New York’s Radio City Music Hall as well as Clearview Cinemas in the Tri-State area. Cablevision also owns and operates The Wiz consumer electronics chain at 41 locations in the New York Metropolitan area. Additional information about Cablevision Systems Corporation is available on the Web at www.cablevision.com