Traci Capellman Leaving WSJV After Nearly 20 Years

By Aneya Fernando 

10940553_1010469945647498_6169222586798983929_nAnchor Traci Capellman has announced her departure from South Bend, Ind., FOX affiliate WSJV, the station she’s called home for the past 19 years.

Capellman is leaving the world of TV news altogether for a career in PR. She’s been named public relations and communications director for the Bradley Company and the South Bend Clinic, the station announced yesterday.

“Traci leaves incredibly big shoes to fill. She’s been a consistent voice for quality journalism both on air and in our newsroom. We are deeply appreciative for the nearly twenty years of commitment she’s brought to work every day,” said general manager Merry Ewing. “We wish her well as she embarks on this new chapter in her professional life. We are gratified that she will continue to be a part of the Michiana Community.”


“I have lived my television news dream for more than 20 years and it’s been an incredible run,” Capellman said in a statement. “But, more recently, I’ve found myself longing for a new challenge and work life balance with two little girls and a busy family, a family that has a schedule very opposite of the nightly news.”

Capellman first joined WSJV in 1996 as a general assignment reporter. After a brief stint in Indianapolis, she returned to the station and began anchoring the 10 p.m. newscasts.

Capellman begins her new PR gig on April 20, but will continue her anchor duties at WSJV until May 20.