In the mid-20th century, the Democrat newspaper in Tallahassee was owned by a prominent New York family. The Tallahassee Democrat is a daily broadsheet newspaper that serves the capital of Leon County, Florida. It covers the county and surrounding areas. As of 2009, the Democrat's circulation is estimated between 36,670 and 49,233. Until that time, the newspaper's ownership was ceded to a single man, Col. Lloyd Griscom.
The Tallahassee news is based on reports from state and local sources. In the past, Tallahassee was a sleepy southern town. Until the Second World War, almost all residents lived within a mile of the capitol building. Since that time, the city grew and was home to Florida State University and Florida A&M University. In recent years, the Tallahassee metro area has become one of the largest cities in Florida, with a population of more than a million people.
There are two television stations in Tallahassee. The WLFT-TV and WTVXL-TV are both owned by 2021 WWSB and are the only two stations in the market that broadcast in high definition. WTWC was the first station in the region to upgrade its local newscasts to high definition and featured the same design scheme as sister station WAAY-TV. In August 2007, the two stations started operating independently of WTWC.