Premiering as “YNN” on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 7:00pm, the newest addition to the Buffalo media landscape became the only 24-hour, seven-day-a-week local news station in Buffalo providing a new, unique experience for Western New York viewers.
Rebranded as Time Warner Cable News in December of 2014, the station is not only part of a statewide network but also connected to Time Warner Cable affiliate newsrooms in Washington, DC, North Carolina, Texas, Kentucky, and California. From its studios at 355 Chicago Street, Time Warner Cable News anchors local news, weather, traffic, and sports. WNY political reports are included on Capital Tonight, airing weeknights, and concentrating on New York State politics.
Features on the channel include the popular Cooking at Home (a daily cooking segment offering easy-to-make recipes), pets, gardening, technology, health, fitness and a host of other subjects.
Time Warner Cable News truly stands out when it comes to live coverage. Its 24-hour format allows it to air extended coverage of live events such as severe weather, breaking news stories, special events and important news conferences. It is that variety of content and convenience of viewing offered on the channel that makes the viewer experience distinctive.
Throughout the years, Time Warner Cable News Buffalo has formed an outstanding staff.
Weekday anchor Virginia Butler, a 32-year broadcast veteran has appeared on Time Warner Cable News Buffalo since October 2011 after having worked at the network’s Rochester affiliate since January 1991.
Casey Bortnick is the current weeknight anchor for Time Warner Cable News across Western New York. Casey joined the company in 2002, working his way up through the ranks first as a general assignment reporter, fill-in anchor and reporter for the station’s Healthy Living franchise before assuming his current role.
Kevin Carroll has been an anchor of WNY sports reports on Time Warner Cable News since launch in March 2009. He is presently weeknight sports anchor. Kevin started his career in 2000 as a sports producer covering local high school and college sports; he has covered professional sports at every level.
Scott Patterson is the anchor of Time Warner Cable News’s Your Mornings News each weekday beginning at 4:30am. He started his career as a radio news anchor/reporter while still in high school. Scott has reported for three Albany area TV stations including our station in Albany as well as the FOX affiliate in Omaha, Nebraska before moving to WNY in 2009.
Since September 2010, Ed Buttaccio has served as the News Director of Time Warner Cable News Buffalo. Ed has worked in local news since 1986 and is currently a member of the Radio Television Digital News Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Asian-American Journalists Association. He also serves as news director at Time Warner Cable News Rochester, a position he’s held since 1997.
Kelly Hayes is Assistant News Director at Time Warner Cable News Buffalo. She joined the team in November 2009 after holding production positions at WIVB and in Orlando, Erie and Charleston.
Michael Gouldrick is the Director of Meteorology for Time Warner Cable News. Michael came to us after being the chief meteorologist at WUHF-TV in Rochester. Michael received his meteorology seal from the American Meteorology Society. He appears on the local network weekday afternoons.
Dan Russell has been a meteorologist with Time Warner Cable News since 2004 and assigned to Buffalo since October 2011. You can watch his Weather on the Ones forecasts weekday mornings.
Brooke Zegarelli is a Time Warner Cable News meteorologist whose forecasts air weekend mornings and afternoons.