Tad Smith to Oversee Cablevision Local Media Group

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Wrap

Reed Business Information veteran Tad Smith has been named president of Cablevision’s newly-created local media group.

Smith had been CEO of the U.S. division of RBI, which owns Variety and Publishers Weekly, among several other trade publications.

In July, RBI announced it would be replacing Smith as the company also decided to put most of its U.S. publishing arm up for sale.

Smith, who will start on Sept. 1, will oversee Newsday Media Group and News 12 Networks and will report to Cablevision COO Tom Rutledge. More…