Longtime anchor George Levesque leaving KTXS in November


ABILENE, Texas - After nearly 18 years at KTXS, including the last 15 as anchor, George Levesque is leaving the station.

George is departing for his dream job at the historic Paramount Theatre . He will join the staff on Dec. 1 and then take over for Betty Hukill in June. She has been executive director since 1989.

Over the years, George has performed in nearly a dozen plays at the Paramount. His most recent role was last week as Charlie Aiken in Tracy Lett's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play August: Osage County.

"It has been my immense privilege to work at KTXS for the last 17 1/2 years," George said. "I started here as a young man in my 20s and have spent most of my adult life at this station. I've been very fortunate to work with this group of men and women, and thank KTXS for the opportunity to serve in so many important roles over these years."

George joined KTXS in 2000 as a sports reporter. Three years later, he took over as anchor of KTXS This Morning.

He has been the anchor of KTXS News at 5 since 2002. And for the last four years, George has also anchored KTXS News at 6 and 10.

During his time at KTXS, George has won several Texas Associated Press Broadcasters awards for journalism.

We wish George, his wife Sidney and their daughter Julia all the best.

George's curtain call at KTXS will be Nov. 30.