Sean Compton

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Sean Compton in New York 2015

Sean Compton is an American radio and television executive who grew up in Connersville, Indiana. Compton began his career in radio in 1990 eventually becoming VP of programming for Clear Channel Radio and Premiere Radio Networks. [1] He currently serves as President of Strategic Programming and Acquisition for Chicago based Tribune Company. Compton joined Tribune Company in 2008 responsible for programming 42 television stations which includes LocalTV llc. Compton also created and oversees multicast television network Antenna TV. From 2008-2011 Compton sat on the board of directors for the "National Association Television Program Executives" NATPE.

Compton is the son of the late trucking talk show pioneer Dale Sommers.[2]


  1. ^ Sean Compton - Focus - Crain's Chicago Business Retrieved 2014-11-04.
  2. ^ Trucking radio icon Dale Sommers signs off. Land Line Magazine. Retrieved August 27, 2012.