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. East oversees a staff responsible for national media relations, issues management, product communication, public policy communication, employee and leadership communication, community relations and corporate philanthropy.
East joined Time Warner Cable in October 2007, from Cox Communications, Inc, where she served as Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs. Prior, East was Assistant City Editor for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a reporter and editor at a number of daily newspapers.
East serves as Immediate Past Chair on the national board of directors for Women in Cable Telecommunications. She is a co-chair for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s Public Affairs committee. She is a member of the board of the T. Howard Foundation. She has served 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.
East has been the recipient of numerous industry award, including the 2002 NCTA Vanguard Award for Young Leadership. 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 the Silver Anvil Award for issues management and crisis communications from the Public Relations Society of America.
East Graduated from the University of Alabama in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in news-editorial journalism. She lives in Westport, CT, with her husband David and two children, Kevin and Hannah.