WOW CEO Elder hospitalized with COVID-19

WOW announces CEO Teresa Elder is in a hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. (WOW)

WOW CEO Teresa Elder was admitted to a Denver hospital on Friday after testing positive for COVID-19. Elder, who was named as WOW's CEO in 2017, had been working from home since March 16 as part the cable company's decision to transition all non-essential positions to work-from-home status.

While Elder recovers, Bill Case, chief information officer, will serve as acting CEO. Case was named to that position in September.

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Teresa Elder

WOW also announced on Sunday that Jeff Marcus, who is chairman of WOW's board, will temporarily take on a formal leadership role as executive chairman.

"All of WOW is united in wishing Teresa a quick and full recovery," said Marcus, in a statement. "The board, her leadership team and every WOW employee offers their support and prayers to her and her family."

Prior to joining WOW, Elder was founding president of Clearwire Wholesale, which is now part of Sprint, according to her LinkedIn profile. She was also CEO of Vodafone Ireland and president of AT&T Broadband before it became part of Comcast.

Earlier this month, WOW announced that chief financial officer Rich Fish will be leaving the  company effective on Wednesday.

Headquartered in the Denver suburb of Englewood, Colorado, WOW provides residential, business and wholesale services in 19 markets, primarily in the Midwest and Southeast, including Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Maryland, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia.

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