Cable One, the seventh-largest cable company in the United States, announced that Alan Silverman will retire from the company as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective Dec. 29, 2017.

Silverman started with The Washington Post Company in 1984 as assistant general counsel of Newsweek Magazine. While still at Newsweek, he worked on The Washington Post Company's acquisition of Post-Newsweek Cable (Cable ONE) from Capital Cities in 1986. Following the acquisition, Silverman became vice president, general counsel, director of administration, and secretary of Cable ONE.

Prior to The Washington Post Company, Silverman worked for the Wall Street law firm of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed doing mergers, acquisitions, international transactions, and other corporate and transactional work. In addition to earlier stints with other law firms in New York City and Washington, D.C., he also worked in government - including as a fellow at the White House in the Office of the Special Trade Representative, on Capitol Hill, and in Pennsylvania state government.

Cable ONE is commencing a national search to find Silverman's replacement, and Silverman will assist in the transition to his successor. While the search is underway, Matthew Stoloff, asssociate general counsel and assistant secretary, will serve as interim general counsel following Silverman's retirement.