Posts Tagged ‘WTXL’

Raycom closes on WWSB/WTXL…

(edited from – Raycom Media’s $68.5 million purchase of Sarasota’s WWSB and Tallahassee’s WTXL from Calkins Media Group, closed this week.

“Raycom Media’s Florida portfolio is significantly enhanced by our expansion into the vibrant Suncoast communities and the important State Capital news center of Tallahassee,” said Don Richards, Raycom Media Group VVP.

The acquisition expands Raycom Media’s reach and presence in Florida. It also owns Fox affiliates WFLX in West Palm Beach and WPGX in Panama City…..Cont….

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05 2017

Calkins Media to dump WWSB & WTXL…

(from – Calkins Media is exiting the broadcast TV business, having agreed to sell its three small-market ABC affiliates to Raycom Media and its duopoly partner, according to a memo to station staffers from Calkins CEO Mark Contreras.

Under the agreement, Raycom will buy Calkins Florida stations, WWSB Sarasota and WTXL Tallahassee. American Spirit Media will buy WAAY Huntsville, Ala., which will presumably be operated in tandem with Raycom’s NBC affiliate in Huntsville, WAFF. Read the rest of this entry →


04 2016

Christine Souders to anchor at WTXL…

Just days after Florida News Center reported that WTXL had parted ways with morning/noon anchor Kellie Bartoli, the Tallahassee station has already named her replacement.

In an e-mail to staff, news director David Lee announced that Christine Souders will be the station’s new morning/noon anchor. She will officially join the station on March 21’st.

Souders comes from WVNY-TV/WFFF-TV in Burlington, VT where she had served as reporter and weekend anchor for the past two years. She has also worked at WAOW-TV and WHBF-TV.


03 2016

Kellie Bartoli and WTXL part ways…

Sources tell Florida News Center that WTXL morning and noon anchor Kellie Bartoli’s contract is not being renewed.

WTXl news director David Lee notified Bartoli after the 2/26 Friday morning show that she was being let go. Following the notification, staffers noted that Bartoli’s bio and photo were quickly removed from the WTXL website.

She joined WTXL in February 2014, after nearly three years at WTWO in Terra Haute, IN.

Insiders also tell Florida News Center that further changes at coming at the Tallahassee station, as the station tries to attract more viewers and boost ratings. Stay tuned for further information.


02 2016

Is WTXL moving downtown?

(edited from – What initially appeared to be just a few stickers in the window of the former Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science building on Kleman Plaza now appears to be the newest creation of Tallahassee’s WTXL.

The local ABC affiliate has affixed it logo to all of the glass windows on the ground floor of the  former Mary Brogan Museum building with an interior outfitted with a new round contemporary sofa reminiscent of the type of sofas used on ABC’s national morning show, as well as television monitors and what could become a brand new news desk. Read the rest of this entry →



08 2015