Robert J. Miron
Retired Chairman & CEO, Bright House Networks
Robert Miron is the retired Chairman of Advance/Newhouse Communications, which manages over two million customers in Bright House Networks cable television systems in and around Tampa Bay, Central Florida, Indianapolis, Birmingham, Bakersfield, and Detroit along with several smaller systems in Alabama and the Panhandle of Florida.
Mr. Miron graduated in 1959 with a B.S. from Syracuse University. Since graduation, he has worked for Newhouse in various capacities within radio, television and cable. He was appointed Chairman of Newhouse cable television interests in 1974.
Bob Miron was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) in 1983 and served on the executive committee for over 25 years. He was elected NCTA Chairman, in 1989-1990 and 1997-1998.
Bob Miron has continuously served on the Board of Directors of Discovery Communications, Inc., since 1986 and currently serves as Non- executive Chairman. He has served on the Board of Walter Kaitz Foundation, the Executive Committees of C-SPAN and CableLabs, as well as being Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and a member of the Executive Committee of the Cable Center. He served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of C-Span from 2008-2010. He was a past Chairman and member of a number of NCTA committees including Cable In the Classroom, the Cable TV Science & Technology Policy Caucus and the Customer Service and Public Relations Committees. He was Chairman of the Music Licensing Committee for over 25 years.
Bob Miron is currently a life Trustee of Syracuse University, having completed a term as Vice Chairman and is currently Chairman of the Athletic Committee. He also serves on the Executive Committee of Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.
In 1987 Bob Miron was the recipient of the New York State Cable Television Association Chairman’s Award. In 1990 he was recipient of the National Cable Television Association President’s Award and in 1991 their Distinguished Vanguard Award for Leadership. In 1995 he was awarded the Cable Television Public Affairs Association President’s Award, and in 2001 he was elected to the Cable Television Hall of Fame. He was inducted into Broadcasting & Cable's Hall of Fame in November 2002. In 2009, Bob Miron was awarded CTAM’s Grand TAM Award. In 2010, he received the Cable Center’s initial Bresnan Award for Ethics in the Cable Industry
Bob and his wife, Diane, have been married for over 52 years and have three married children (Nomi, Steve, and Lisa) and nine grandchildren.