Mary Susan Schilling

Mary Susan Schilling is the Chief Engagement & Talent Development Advisor for Hear Me Roar Coaching & Consulting a company she started to empower women to take control of their careers, to foster a growth mindset, and to close the wage gap. 

Ms. Schilling was the Director of Traffic for News & Local Programming at Spectrum News formerly Time Warner Cable (TWC), based out of New York City. She was the primary liaison of traffic and sales for 19 24-hour news networks, including traffic operations of eight New York State channels.  

Her primary functions, as the Director of Traffic, were to ensure accurate programming/formats, sponsorships, spot content and programming changes within the local news group. She also monitored day-to-day functions for traffic logs on newsroom systems, standardized workflows and sales offerings in each market while maintaining their distinct identities.  

Ms. Schilling began her career with TWC in April 1993 as the Traffic Assistant and moved up the ranks from Coordinator to Supervisor, followed by Traffic Manager for the Local News Division. Throughout her career with TWC she was on initial launch teams for many of the news channels.  

Prior to her role as Director of Traffic, she managed traffic for NY1 News and NY1 Noticias where she handled all operations and programming logs. Schilling led a team responsible for all order entry, copy allocation, log production, programming formats, verification and billing, and traffic logs in the newsroom systems. Ms. Schilling also worked at WNEW-AM/WYNY-FM in roles that included sales assistant, executive sales assistant, and continuity director.  

Since 2010, she has been an active member of The WICT Network’s National and New York (WICT-NY) Chapters (formerly Women in Cable Telecommunications). Schilling, the 2019 and 2020 President for WICT-NY, has been on their Board of Directors since 2015 and currently sits on the Executive Board. In 2022 she will serve as Chapter Advisor.  She is also a member of the Alliance for Women in Media, the Traffic Directors Guild of America, and NAMIC. 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Television and Radio from Brooklyn College where she graduated cum laude with honors.