NY1’s Pat Kiernan on Why Local TV News Matters Now More Than Ever

By Chris Ariens 

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Pat Kiernan has seen how local news production, delivery and consumption has changed in the 22 years he’s been anchoring at NY1, the Spectrum-owned 24-hour news channel in New York City. But Kiernan says one thing won’t change: there will always be a need for local, and in some cases, hyper-local news coverage.

Kiernan took part in an Adweek event Tuesday sponsored by New York Interconnect, which is a collaboration of all cable carriers serving 17 million customers in the New York metro area. We caught up with Kiernan afterwards. Watch: