Sarah Ruane Joins Corning Place Communications

Veteran Broadcast News Pro Joins Albany Strategic Communications and PR Firm

Sarah Ruane

Sarah Ruane,
Public Relations and Digital Content Director

Corning Place Communications, the public affairs and communications firm located in Albany, today announced it has added Sarah Ruane to its team of strategic, media and public relations specialists.  Ruane will be the firm’s Public Relations and Digital Content Director. In that role, she will develop integrated PR strategies and for CPC’s growing roster of clients which include corporations, colleges, not-for profits and first responders.

“Sarah is joining us at a time when the audience and appetite for high-quality, compelling video messaging is virtually unlimited, said Paul Larrabee, APR, Managing Director of CPC. “We believe that video builds trust and mobile is a must.  Sarah has been delivering authentic and compelling stories to news viewers for more than a decade, her energy, enthusiasm and news judgement are a natural fit into our expanding agency and will be an asset to the firm and its clients.”

Ruane joins Corning Place Communications following a 12-year career in broadcast news. Since 2015, Ruane served as Assignment Manager for Spectrum News (formerly Time Warner Cable News) a 24-hour cable news outlet.  In that role, she was in charge of the logistical planning for day-to-day news delivery in the Capital District, Hudson Valley and led special coverage ranging from statewide political debates to natural disasters and breaking news. She identified important news and features in real time and deployed teams of producers, reporters and videographers to field and studio locations to deliver the most accurate and up-to-date content Sarah’s work helped the station win multiple Associated Press awards, including a Public Service Award for the 20th Congressional District Debate featuring John Faso and Zephyr Teachout.

Prior to becoming Assignment Manager, Ruane advanced through increasingly senior roles on the news assignment desk.

“Over the years I had the opportunity to work with Corning Place Communications and their partners at Hinman Straub Advisors, I found both to be highly respected and are known for their creativity and integrity,” Ruane said. “I look forward to working with the CPC team to offer a news room perspective, tactics and counsel to their existing clients and open the doors to new opportunities as well.”

Corning Place Communications, Hinman Straub’s public affairs and communications partner, serves clients in a variety of industries, including health and long-term care; energy; higher- and special education; specialty associations and organizations; business and economic development. The firm was founded in 2000 to develop successful communications strategies and advocacy campaigns to complement Hinman Straub’s government relations practice.

Ruane will join the existing Corning Place team to offer a full range of value-added services, including the development of strategic communications plans, video projects, media training, achievement-oriented organizational counsel and risk mitigation strategies.