Altice USA news division enlarges leadership team

Altice USA (NYSE:ATUS), one of the largest broadband communications and video services operators in the US, has announced that the company has made new hires to its Emmy Award-winning Altice USA News division, expanding on its strong TV viewership and rising digital growth that underscores the importance, value, and continued relevancy of high-quality news journalism across multiple mediums, the company said.

Formed earlier this year, the Altice USA News group includes the US division of international news and current affairs network i24NEWS and the hyperlocal News 12 Network Group, which serves local communities in the New York tri-state area.

To support the ongoing growth of its News business, Altice USA has added two news executives to its leadership team: Chris Vacarro, Vice President, Digital News and Kristin Malaspina, Vice President, Marketing & Audiences.

Altice USA is one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States, delivering broadband, pay television, telephony services, Wi-Fi hotspot access, proprietary content and advertising services to approximately 4.9 million residential and business customers across 21 states through its Optimum and Suddenlink brands.