Mike Vrabac

Lecturer
Primary office:
Stauffer-Flint Hall, room 209D


After an accomplished career in television broadcasting, Mike has transitioned into new and different challenges including strategic consulting and teaching Journalism 611: Sales Strategies at his alma mater, KU's William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. 

Upon graduating from KU, Mike began working in print with a suburban magazine and weekly newspaper in Kansas City. He then transitioned to television broadcasting in Kansas City with one of the leading independent television stations in the country at the time, KBMA.  Mike has worked for several major broadcast groups as well as local ownership. Much of his career was in sales management, serving in multiple managerial positions and as vice president and general manager of the NBC stations in Tulsa and Kansas City. 

Mike has served on numerous boards, including the NBC Sales Advisory Board, the TVB Sales Advisory Board, Broadcast Executives of Tulsa and the Tulsa Executive Association, as well as local community boards including the Tulsa Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and the Salvation Army. He currently serves on the board of the Salvation Army in Kansas City. 

Mike lives in Kansas City with his wife, Mary, whom he married right after graduating from college. They have three daughters, two of whom graduated from the KU journalism school.  They also have two grandchildren.