Andrew Shenkan Named VP-GM Of WLEX
The E.W. Scripps Co. today appointed Andrew Shenkan vice president and general manager of its NBC affiliate WLEX Lexington, Ky. (DMA 64), effective April 6.
Shenkan has been VP-GM of Scripps’ KATC Lafayette, La., since 2006. He is returning to the Lexington market, where he was WLEX’s director of sales and marketing from 2002 to 2005.
“Andrew has a record of leading high-performing teams and a keen understanding of the audiences he will be serving in Lexington,” said Brian Lawlor, president of Local Media. “His deep experience in broadcasting will help drive WLEX’s continued success.”
Shenkan is an industry veteran who has focused his career on news operations and sales. Prior to his first stint at WLEX, Shenkan held several sales management positions with WBRZ in Baton Rouge, La.; WCJB Gainesville, Fla.; and WCTI New Bern, N.C.
He also worked as an account executive for Blair Television.
Shenkan is a recipient of the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters’ Broadcaster of the Year Award. He is the immediate past chairman of the board of the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in American studies from Tulane University and an MBA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.