Arbetter Named News Director At WCNY/Syracuse
August 11, 2009 at 4:41 AM (PT)
WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS PBS affiliate WMHT-TV/SCHENECTADY-ALBANY "NEW YORK NOW" Producer/Host SUSAN ARBETTER is joining PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL OF CENTRAL NEW YORK noncommercial Classical WCNY-F and PBS affiliate WCNY-TV/SYRACUSE as News and Public Affairs Dir. ARBETTER, who served as News Dir. at NORTHEAST PUBLIC RADIO's WAMC/ALBANY for six years before joining WNHT, will oversee news operations on radio, TV and the web, and will produce radio news programming from both SYRACUSE and ALBANY. She will also be developing a statewide news service for noncommercial and commercial TV stations. Her resume also includes stops at WPYX and WTRY-A/ALBANY and WBOS/BOSTON.
"WCNY is focused on becoming a premier content provider in news and public affairs," said WCNY Pres./CEO ROBERT J. DAINO. "SUSAN has earned over 30 state and national awards for excellence in journalism. With 20-plus years experience in both public radio and public television news, and with her familiarity with NEW YORK STATE politics, SUSAN will be an invaluable asset to WCNY. That she should choose to join WCNY is a testament to the powerful team we have assembled here. With SUSAN driving the direction of news and public affairs, WCNY will be perfectly positioned to connect legislative action in ALBANY with the everyday lives of New Yorkers."
"I am thrilled to be working at WCNY with such a high-energy, passionate and talented team," said ARBETTER. "WCNY’s commitment to and focus on public affairs will fully leverage my experience, interest, and talents as a journalist."