NEW YORK – Spectrum Networks today announced veteran TV and digital news producer and former NBC News Executive Producer Sam Singal has been named Vice President, Content and Editorial. In this newly created role, Singal will oversee the content creation, editorial development, and launch of a new, innovative mobile news app for Spectrum subscribers. The news app will launch in the second quarter of 2020.
"Sam has extensive experience and a proven record of leading the production of award-winning news content including in the digital news space, which will be invaluable as we grow our team and launch new platforms for our unique brand of hyperlocal content and community storytelling,” said Mike Bair, Executive Vice President, Spectrum Networks. “We created this role recognizing our customers’ evolving needs to access local news on a variety of devices, and to further drive our investment in the communities we serve.”
Spectrum News’ robust lineup of hyperlocal news, weather, politics and original content is available on news networks and digital platforms in Texas, Kentucky, Florida, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Southern California.
“I am excited by the opportunity to provide news across all platforms to reach customers across the country,” said Singal. “As a journalist and news junkie, I am proud to join an organization that values original journalism, innovation, integrity, accountability, and is dedicated to expanding local news coverage.”
Singal joins Spectrum Networks from Verizon Media where he managed editorial, business and product initiatives for multiple brands, including Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance and HuffPost. As an award-winning producer, Singal has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience at NBC in broadcast and digital news. Among his various positions at NBC, he served three years as Executive Producer (2015-2018) of “NBC Nightly News” with Lester Holt where he managed all aspects of the nation’s number one evening news broadcast.
Prior to his promotion to Executive Producer, Singal served three years as Senior Broadcast Producer of “Nightly News” (2012-2015). His leadership experience includes two years as Senior Producer, Digital and TV, leading digital initiatives, editorial content and execution of weekday and weekend news broadcasts from 2008-2010, and six years (2002-2008) as Senior Digital Producer and Associate Producer of the evening newscast. He began his career at ABC News before joining NBC as an Associate Producer of “Dateline” in 1998.
Singal holds a M.S. from New York University and a B.A. from Tufts University. He serves on the board of the Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
About Spectrum Networks
Spectrum Networks is a series of 24/7 news and sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Spectrum Networks carry distinct, comprehensive, and exclusive local programming on over 30 networks across Charter’s footprint. More information on Spectrum Networks is available at spectrumlocalnews.com.