Spot cable ad firm National Cable Communications has named Greg Schaefer CEO.
Schaefer has been COO since November 2002 and president since January 2004.
NCC, with 16 offices and over 500 employees, is jointly owned by the top three cable operators, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cox. It represents a virtual who's who of operators, including Bresnan, Bright House, Cablevision, Charter, Insight, Mediacom, and Suddenlink.
Schaefer spent two decades at CBS, including heading up Viacom Station Sales and running WCBS-TV New York, before moving to the cable side.
The CEO title has been open since Tom Olsen left at end of 2003, according to Schaefer.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.