Carl Vogel has been named the new president and CEO of Charter Communications, the company announced Tuesday. The cable TV and Internet service provider, which serves about 7 million customers in the United States, also named Vogel as a member of its board and executive committee. Vogel replaces Jerry Kent, who resigned as Charter's CEO on Sept. 28.
Before joining Charter as its CEO, Vogel served as senior vice president of cable channel operator Liberty Media and CEO of Liberty Satellite and Technology, a related business focused on investments in wired and wireless broadband companies. Vogel also worked at AT&T Broadband as its executive vice president and COO of field operations.