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January Keaton Leaving WTEN

january keatonJanuary Keaton is leaving Albany ABC affiliate WTEN, she announced on Facebook.

“It’s time to take a break and focus on filling my YEARS with LIFE, instead of just filling my LIFE with YEARS. I’m off to Barranquilla Colombia for a LONNNNNNNNNNG vacation,” Keaton wrote. “This isn’t the end of my TV career– just a hiatus for a couple of months. Onward & upward, my loves. I feel like I’ve made a million new friends.”

Keaton, WTEN’s weekend anchor, joined the station in 2012.

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Albany Station Runs Old News During NFL Halftime Report

WXXA-wrongforecastViewers of Albany New York’s WXXA who were watching the game between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys got some surprising and confusing news during the local FOX affiliate’s halftime report.

After January Keaton started off the cut-in with breaking news of a small plane crash, she then told viewers it was a beautiful day to take a stroll.

Weather.com listed Albany, NY, as having a high of 26 degrees with wind gusts reaching 42 mph on Sunday. But meteorologist Andy Gregorio agreed with Keaton saying, “A beautiful evening out there. Clear skies, temperatures will be falling through the 60s. Currently we’re close to 70 right now.”

According to the Albany Times Union, the station accidentally ran tape of a news update from September. “We have egg on our face,” an employee at WTEN who asked not to be identified told the Times Union. “Our phones are ringing off the hook.” WTEN operates WXXA through a shared services agreement. Read more

WFXL Expands Morning Newscast to Four Hours

WFXL has added an extra hour to its morning newscast, bringing it from three hours to four. The Fox-affiliate’s “Good Day” show now airs weekdays from 5 to 9 a.m.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to bring more local content to the Southwest Georgia community,” said WFXL assistant news director Jenna McWilliams. “‘Good Day’ now has more time to share with the viewers just what’s going on in our own backyards.”

WFXL’s morning team includes anchor January Keaton, meteorologist Chris Nisinger, and reporter-producer Melanie Kendall.