Partner & Coordinating Producer
Michael Trufant is originally from New Orleans and moved to Baton Rouge in the mid-70’s to attend LSU in General Studies and Journalism. He was a still photographer for the Daily Reveille and LSU’s yearbook, The Gumbo. In the late 70’s Michael transitioned to television news when they were still using 16mm film cameras. He worked for WDSU (NBC) in New Orleans, WAFB (CBS) and WBRZ (ABC) in Baton Rouge until the mid 1980s. He has traveled extensively to video everything from the war in El Salvador to presidential campaigns.
Michael brings to Launch Media a strong depth of business experience, marketing insight, and on-going support. “John has done an excellent job of building a robust digital media service company,” said Trufant. “I continue to support his leadership and assist anywhere I can to help the vision of Launch Media come about.” Whether advising or producing, Michael celebrates the creativity, collaboration and culture that Launch embodies.
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Childhood dream job: TV Reporter or US Park Ranger
Something cool you've done: Covered former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards, as a TV news photographer, for almost 3 years.