COMMENTARY BY VICKI BRADLEY

News Directing While Black

WTXL’s Vicki Bradley: “Being a news director is a privilege. It’s also a position for many that wasn’t the easiest to achieve, especially for African Americans. That’s why I’m sharing my perspective of the challenges that some Black newsroom leaders face today, at a time when many in our communities are hurting.”

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WTXL Tallahassee Donates $10K To Big Brothers Big Sisters, Again

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Helping Their Communities: It’s What TV Stations Do

WTXL Tallahassee Adding Weekend Morning News

Scripps-owned WTXL Tallahassee, Fla. (DMA 109), is introducint weekend morning news to its lineup beginning Oct. 3. Those newscasts will air live on Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. “I am excited for the ABC 27 team to help families […]

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Tallahassee’s WTXL Helps Feed Hungry Children

DMA 112: TALLAHASSEE, FL

WXTL To Stop Posting Mugshots

DMAS 89 & 112

Scripps Closes On KXXV-KRHD, WTXL Buy

The spinoffs from the Gray-Raycom merger brings Scripps’ holdings to 36 TV stations in 26 markets and gives Scripps its first stations in Texas and expands its Florida presence.

Raycom Names Gaston Regional Group VP

Collin Gaston remains GM of the group’s WBRC Birmingham, Ala., and will now have oversight of WSFA Montgomery, Ala.; WTXL Tallahassee, Fla.; WPGX Panama City, Fla.; and WDFX Dothan, Ala.

DMAS 11 & 107

Raycom Closes On WWSB And WTXL

The acquisition expands Raycom Media’s reach and presence in Florida with $68.5 million buy. It also owns Fox affiliates WFLX in West Palm Beach and WPGX in Panama City. Heartland Media steps in to buy the last of Calkins’ stations, WAAY Huntsville, Ala., for $13.5 milllion.

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WTXL Deploys New Editing Software For OTT News

DMAS 11, 79 & 108

Calkins Selling 3 TVs, Exiting Broadcasting

Raycom will buy Calkins’ WWSB Sarasota and WTXL Tallahassee, both Florida, while Raycom duopoly partner American Spirit Media will buy WAAY Huntsville, Ala., which will presumably be operated in tandem with Raycom’s Huntsville NBC affiliate, WAFF. “We came to this decision reluctantly and after a long period of deliberation,” Calkins CEO Mark Contreras says in a memo to employees.

DMA 106 (TALLAHASSEE, FL)

Alison Posey Named WTXL Sports Director

Calkins Media Building ‘WordPress For OTT’

Calkins Media and its Chief Digital Officer Guy Tasaka have retooled its Amazon Fire OTT app to allow for more monetization and discovery opportunities. It has also overhauled its mobile app at WWSB Tampa, Fla., resulting in a 900% increase in video views. The revamped version has since been rolled out at Calkins’ WAAY Huntsville, Ala., and WTXL Tallahassee, Fla.

DMA 106 (TALLAHASSEE, FL)

2 WTXL Anchors Victims Of Hit And Run Driver

DMA 106 (TALLAHASSEE, FL)

WTXL Morning Meteorologist Michelle Rotella Out

DMA 106 (TALLAHASSEE, FL)

David Lee Tapped As WTXL News Director

The former KCOY Santa Maria, Calif., assistant news director joins the Tallahassee ABC affiliate.

Calkins Media Promotes Jeff Benninghoff

The GM of WWSB Sarsota adds oversight of the company’s other two stations to his portfolio.

DMA 106 (TALLAHASSEE, FL)

WTXL, Flight School Partner On Chopper

WTXL, the ABC affiliate in Tallahassee, Fla., has partnered with a local helicopter school to bring the first TV news chopper to its market.

DMA 105

WTXL Anchor Russell Motley Leaving