Insight Communications

(ICCI)

said Friday that its operating chief, Kim Kelly, would leave to pursue other opportunities. The cable operator started a search to replace her.

Insight said Kelly, who was also president, would stay on through Nov. 30 to help with the transition. She had worked at New York-based Insight, which operates cable systems in Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois and Ohio, for 13 years.

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"While she will be missed, she consistently had in place a terrific team of senior operating executives both in the systems and at the home office," CEO Michael Willner said of Kelly. "All of them will continue to provide the same top-quality management that they have in the past."

On Friday, Insight dropped 45 cents to $11.62.