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WKYC-TV Names President and General Manager

ARLINGTON, Va. — Paul Trelstad has been promoted to president and general manager of WKYC-TV, the Gannett NBC affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio. He had been president and general manager at KTHV-TV, the Gannett CBS affiliate in Little Rock, Ark.

The announcement was made at a WKYC staff meeting by Cecil L. Walker, president and CEO, Gannett Broadcasting. Trelstad replaces Bill Scaffide who resigned to pursue other interests.

“Paul’s management experience at our stations in Washington, D.C., Phoenix and Little Rock will complement the strengths of WKYC. Under his leadership, NewsChannel 3 will continue to be an important part of the Cleveland community,” Walker said.

Prior to serving as president and general manager, KTHV, Trelstad was general sales manager for KPNX-TV, Gannett’s NBC affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona. He first joined Gannett in 1986 as national sales manager for WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C., and was later promoted to local sales manager. He came to Gannett from WDCA-TV in Washington, D.C., where he served as an account executive and as national sales manager. He earned his master of arts degree in communications from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California. He completed his undergraduate work at California Lutheran University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He and his wife Lynn have three children.

Trelstad is a member of Rotary Club 99 in Little Rock, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Business Consortium, and the Professional Advisory Council for the Radio/Television/Film Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He also serves as a board member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Pulaski County, The Quapaw Area Council Boy Scouts of America, and the Baptist Health Foundation.

WKYC is part of Gannett Broadcasting s 15 television station group. The other stations include: WUSA (CBS-Washington, DC); WXIA (NBC-Atlanta); KARE (NBC-Minneapolis); KPNX (NBC-Phoenix); KUSA (NBC-Denver); KSDK (NBC-St. Louis); WLWT (NBC-Cincinnati); KOCO (ABC-Oklahoma City); WFMY (CBS-Greensboro); WTLV (NBC-Jacksonville); KTHV (CBS-Little Rock); WBIR (NBC-Knoxville); KVUE (ABC-Austin) and WMAZ (CBS-Macon). Pending FCC approval, Gannett will also own WTSP (CBS-Tampa).

Gannett is a nationwide news and information company that publishes 92 daily newspapers, including USA TODAY, and USA WEEKEND, a newspaper magazine. Gannett also has entertainment programming, operates 15 television stations, 11 radio stations, cable television systems in five states and alarm security services.