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Miron to retire from Bright House at year’s end

Wed, 06/02/2010 - 8:50am
Mike Robuck

After more than 35 years at the helm, Bright House Networks Chairman Robert Miron will retire at the end of this year.

Bob MironMiron, who has been with Bright House Networks and its predecessor companies since 1966 and assumed the role of CEO in 1974, will continue his role as a board member of Discovery Communications.

“I have had a great career – more than 50 years in broadcasting and cable, with over 44 years in the cable industry – and I had a front-row seat watching it grow from a three-to-five-channel ma-and-pa reception service to a full-fledged communications service that provides unlimited video choices, voice and data to residential and businesses,” Miron said. “One of my proudest accomplishments is choosing to make the initial investment in Discovery, and my long association with Discovery, helping it become the extraordinary success it is today."

Bright House CEO Steven Miron, Bob Miron’s son, will assume responsibility for Bright House Networks, while Nomi Bergman, his daughter, will continue in her role as president.

"Bob has trained both Steve and Nomi to follow in his footsteps,” said Donald Newhouse, president of Advance/Newhouse. “They have developed into an outstanding team and have proven themselves by building a strong management group. They are ready to carry the company forward on the same successful path as Bob.

"The industry has recognized both Steve and Nomi for their leadership skills by awarding them the prestigious Vanguard awards."

After graduating from Syracuse University in 1958, Miron worked in various positions within Newhouse Broadcasting.

He has been on the board of directors and executive committee of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association since the early 1980s, having twice served as its chairman in 1988-89 and 1995-96.

“Bob Miron is one of the great visionary leaders of our industry, and all of us at NCTA will miss having his day-to-day wisdom and counsel to draw on when he retires at the end of this year,” said NCTA President and CEO Kyle McSlarrow. “Bob’s leadership of NCTA activities spanning three decades has helped our industry establish a leadership position in public policy, and his strategic guidance has been cherished by leaders of C-SPAN, Discovery, CableLabs, the Walter Kaitz Foundation, Cable in the Classroom, and countless other industry groups and organizations. We are profoundly grateful for his contributions to the cable industry’s success.”

Miron currently serves as chairman of C-SPAN and has been a past chairman of Cable in the Classroom, as well as a member of the Executive Committee of CableLabs for more than 20 years. He is currently a vice chairman of The Cable Center.

Miron has been inducted into both the Cable Hall of Fame and the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.He is a past winner of cable’s Vanguard Award for Leadership, and last year he won CTAM’s Grand TAM Award.

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