Ellen M. East
Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
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 newspaper.
Ms. East is a member of the boards of Families and Work Institute, the Arthur Page Society, The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and the University of Alabama College of Communications and Information Sciences. She also serves on the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s Public Affairs committee, which she formerly chaired. Previously, she served on the board of the T. Howard Foundation, as chair of the national board of directors for Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) 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 2015, Ms. East was named WICT’s Woman of the Year – the organization’s highest individual accolade. In 2013, she was inducted into the PR News Hall of Fame. Ms. East 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, presented by the National Cable Telecommunications Association. She has been honored by Multichannel News as a “Wonder Woman” and received a “Rainmaker” award from the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing. 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 16 million customers to entertainment, information and each other.
Last updated: November 2015