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Scripps appoints Sean Trcalek as VP and General Manager of KATC

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Posted at 11:36 AM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 12:36:09-04

The E.W. Scripps Company has appointed Sean Trcalek as vice president and general manager of KATC, its ABC affiliate in Lafayette.

Trcalek has over 30 years of experience in broadcast and sales. He served most recently as general manager for KADN, KLAF and MyNetwork Acadiana in Lafayette. This move brings his career full circle as Sean started at KATC in 1989.

“Sean is proud of his hometown and deeply embedded in the local business community,” said Local Media President Brian Lawlor. “He understands the issues that matter to his friends, family and neighbors, and how to support the local economy.”

Sean began his broadcast career as a radio announcer before moving into sales at KATC, where he served as a national and regional account manager. He also held several sales management roles with Warner Brothers, Firefly Digital, Inc., Delta Media and Viamedia.

“I can hardly put into words how honored, humbled and excited I am to be returning to KATC, the station I grew up watching and where I began my career,” said Sean. “The mission and goals of Scripps go hand in hand with my approach to local television, and I look forward to working alongside the talented team at KATC as we grow the station and further serve the people of Acadiana.”

Sean holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations with an English minor from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette.

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