Ellen East is Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Time Warner Cable, Inc., where she provides strategic counsel on companywide public relations, corporate communications and industry affairs. Ms. East oversees a nationwide staff responsible for media relations, issues management, product communication, financial and public policy communication, employee and leadership communication, community relations and corporate social responsibility.
Ms. East joined Time Warner Cable in October 2007 from Cox Communications, Inc., where she served as Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs. Prior, Ms. East was Assistant City Editor for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a reporter and editor at a number of daily newspapers.
Ms. East is a member of the boards of the T. Howard Foundation, the Families and Work Institute, and the Arthur Page Society. She also serves on the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s Public Affairs committee. Previously, she served as chair of the national board of directors for Women in Cable Telecommunications and as President of the Cable Television Public Affairs Association (now the Association of Cable Communicators). She was a fellow in the 2001 class of WICT’s Betsy Magness Leadership Institute, and subsequently served as chair of that program.
In 2013, Ms. East was inducted into the PR News Hall of Fame. She has been the recipient of numerous industry awards, including the 2002 Vanguard Award for Young Leadership and the 2013 Vanguard Award for Community and Government Relations, bestowed by the National Cable Telecommunications Association. She has been honored as a “Woman to Watch” and a “Wonder Woman” by Women in Cable Telecommunications and received a “Rainmaker” award from CTAM. She has received two Silver Anvil Awards for issues management and integrated communications from the Public Relations Society of America. Each year, Ms. East is listed among the most powerful women in cable by CableFAX: The Magazine.
Ms. East graduated from the University of Alabama in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in news-editorial journalism. In 2012, she was named the University’s Distinguished Alumna in Public Relations, and in 2013, she was honored with the Betsy Plank Award for Distinguished Achievement in Public Relations.
Time Warner Cable is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the U.S., connecting 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other.
Last updated: June 2012