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For Inaugural Ceremony, DC Stations Turn to National Coverage

Following their respective morning newscasts, local stations in Washington, DC have traded local coverage for national coverage of President Obama’s ceremonial swearing-in ceremony.

Around 11amET Monday, all four DC stations — NBC O&O WRC, ABC affiliate WJLA, Fox O&O WTTG and CBS affiliate WUSA — began airing coverage provided by their respective affiliated networks. Brian Williams is anchoring on NBC, Scott Pelley on CBS, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos on ABC, and Shepard Smith on Fox Broadcast Network. President Obama is expected to deliver his inaugural address at 12pmET.

At least one station, WTTG, will go back to local coverage for the parade. Maureen Umeh will anchor, with Brian Bolter, Shawn Yancy and Sue Palka at the Canadian Embassy, Matt Ackland on the Freedom Plaza and Bob Barnard along the parade route.

>Update: WUSA also returned briefly to local programming at 1pmET, turning it back over to CBS at 1:30pm. The station will have expanded newscasts this afternoon and evening.

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Will Thomas to Weekdays, Laura Evans to Weekends at WTTG

There are changes coming to the anchor lineup at WTTG, the Fox O&O in Washington, DC.

Will Thomas is stepping into the role of weeknight 5 p.m. anchor alongside Shawn Yancy. Thomas, currently the station’s weekend evening anchor, will also report for the 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts in his new role.

Thomas replaces Laura Evans, who will step into the role of weekend evening anchor alongside Maureen Umeh. Evans will expand her reporting duties at WTTG, contributing to the weekday newscasts as the consumer reporter. Read more

WTTG’s Maureen Umeh Says Redskins Could Have Beaten Patriots If Tom Brady ‘Fell Out Dead’

Maureen Umeh, an anchor at Fox owned-and-operated WTTG in Washington, DC, said this weekend that the only way for the Redskins to beat the New England Patriots in their Sunday NFL matchup was if Patriots quarterback Tom Brady “fell out dead” (video above).

The comment itself was followed up with a very quick “just kidding” from Umeh, but when sports director Dave Feldman jumped in to clarify, the exchange started to get awkward.

“Wouldn’t it be better if he was just injured, but not dead?” Feldman asked. Read more