Cablevision's Rutledge Becomes Charter CEO
Current CEO Stays On Until February 12
After an unexpected resignation as Cablevision's COO last week
, industry veteran Tom Rutledge has been chosen to be the new CEO of Charter Communications. "I'm sure there is an official announcement on it, but we just got the email on it that Lovett will stay on until Feb 12 and Rutledge takes over from there," a Charter employee e-mails Broadband Reports. Rutledge has spent thirty four years in the cable industry and heads to a company that's just regaining its footing. Neil Smit was brought to Charter in 2010 to help manage the company's bankruptcy proceedings, and then was replaced by Michael Lovett.