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Seattle Stations Vacate Amanda Knox’s Neighborhood to Allow Family Privacy

Three local stations in Seattle have pulled their news crews out of Amanda Knox‘s West Seattle neighborhood, citing a desire to give the family privacy after their return to the U.S. last night.

“We want to respect Amanda’s request to use this time to be with her family,” KING executive news director Mark Ginther said in a statement. “The last four years have been overwhelming to Amanda and her family. It is time for them to be together and when she is ready to talk with us they have told us they will let us know.”

ABC-affiliate KOMO and CBS-affiliate KIRO joined KING, the NBC-affiliate, in agreeing to leave Knox’s neighborhood. The three stations pooled their resources to cover her arrival, sharing footage from the KIRO news helicopter to minimize the disruption.

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Amanda Knox Verdict Covered Extensively in Seattle, Knox’s Hometown

Three Seattle stations spent the afternoon reporting on an international story with a local angle: Seattle native Amanda Knox was acquitted of murder charges shortly after 12:45 p.m.PT this afternoon.

Both NBC-affiliate KING and CBS-affiliate KIRO extended their regularly-scheduled noon newscasts to report on the Knox verdict. Both stations stayed on the air well past 1 p.m. ABC-affiliate KOMO broke in to “The Chew” shortly before the verdict, at 12:48 p.m., broadcasting a special report that lasted just under 13 minutes. Read more