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Trey Fabacher Named GM Of WGCL Atlanta

The former head of CBS’s Detroit WWJ-WKBD duopoly will oversee Meredith’s Atlanta CBS affiliate as well as its local management agreement with WPCH.
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The Meredith Local Media Group announced today that it has hired Edward “Trey” Fabacher III as VP and general manager of its Atlanta media operations. He succeeds Kirk Black, who left the station in May.

In his new role, Fabacher will oversee WGCL, Meredith’s CBS affiliate and Meredith’s local management agreement with Turner Broadcasting’s Peachtree TV (WPCH). He will begin his new position on Sept. 26.

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Fabacher joins Meredith after spending the last six years running the CBS owned-and-operated Detroit duopoly of WWJ (CBS) and WKBD (CW).

Prior to CBS Detroit, Fabacher was VP-GM of KSTW Seattle. Previously, he was station manager of WCCO Minneapolis. His background also includes senior sales leadership positions at several stations in Detroit and Minneapolis. Fabacher also worked as a national account sales rep for Blair Television in Atlanta, Minneapolis and Chicago.

Fabacher holds a bachelor's degree in broadcast sales and management from the University of Tennessee. He also completed the National Association of Broadcasters’ Management Development Seminar for Television Executives at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Active in industry, educational and community initiatives, Fabacher has served on the executive committee of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters since 2007, and is currently its chairman.  He also serves on the University of Tennessee’s Board of Visitors for the College of Communication & Information.

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