Signing Off in South Bend

Another longtime Anchor is leaving the TV business for the world on PR.

WSJV Anchor Traci Capellman will leave the television station on May 20 to become the Public Relations & Communications Director for The Bradley Company and The South Bend Clinic.

Capellman has been with the station almost two decades. 

General Manager Merry Ewing said, “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. 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," Traci Capellman says. "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. For me, this opportunity is another dream come true, to be able to share all of the knowledge of a successful career and embark on a second career in public relations with two such well respected organizations. The partnership of this position, alone, shows their teams' creativity, can-do attitude and dedication to the community. I couldn't be more excited to be on their teams."

Ewing says the station has launched a nationwide search for Capellman's replacement.