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Atlanta Stations Balance State of the Union and Weather Coverage

Atlanta stations balanced two major stories — the President’s fifth State of the Union address and a winter storm blanketing the Deep South — during primetime Tuesday night.

CBS affiliate WGCL stayed in local coverage until immediately before the President was announced, opting out of Scott Pelley‘s national broadcast until 9:14 p.m. The station kept up a lower-third with school closings and other weather-related information during the speech. Scott Light and Stephany Fisher took over with storm coverage at the conclusion of the CBS special report around 10:45 p.m.

NBC affiliate WXIA took Brian Williams‘ national coverage on its main channel beginning at 9pmET. The station kept up a banner informing viewers that storm coverage continued on its subchannel. WXIA went back to local coverage at 10:50 p.m., with Brenda Wood and Jeff Hullinger anchoring.

Fox owned WAGA broadcast Shepard Smith‘s report beginning at 9pmET. Cynne Simpson and Russ Spencer took over with local coverage at the conclusion of Smith’s national broadcast at 10:44 p.m.

ABC affiliate WSB also took ABC’s national coverage with Diane Sawyer and and George Stephanopoulos beginning at 9pmET. Justin Farmer and Jovita Moore took over at 10:42 p.m., immediately after the conclusion of the GOP response.

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On the Move, 9/18/13

Meteorologist Dave Warren joins Al Jazeera America from WCAU in Philadelphia.

Josh Bernstein joins Al Jazeera International as an investigative correspondent. Bernstein was previously senior investigative reporter at KDVR in Denver.

Kori Chambers returns to his native New York as he joins WPIX as morning anchor. Chambers comes from WFLD in Chicago, where he was the morning and noon anchor.

Dan Mannarino has been promoted to early morning anchor at WPIX in New York City. He has been a reporter for the station since 2011. Read more

Scott Light Joins WGCL as Evening Anchor

WGCL has announced Scott Light will join Stephany Fisher and Tracye Hutchins as evening anchor for the Atlanta CBS affiliate.

“It may not be my home state of Virginia, but this move to Georgia certainly feels like coming home,” Scott said in a statement. “As a broadcaster from the south, I know Atlanta is THE headquarters for TV news.”

Scott comes from KPNX in Phoenix, AZ, where he anchored for ten years. He has also worked in Raleigh, NC, Salt Lake City and Richmond, VA.

Verdict Reached in Jodi Arias Trial

A verdict has been reached in the trial of Jodi Arias, who is accused of murdering her boyfriend Travis Alexander in Arizona.

In Phoenix, ABC affiliate KNXV was the first to report the news at 11:32 a.m. with Connie Colla and Dan Spindle anchoring. “This is one of those cases where we’ve been waiting, monitoring Twitter, we’ve got reporters and crews that have been down there staking out their spot at the courthouse,” Spindle said. “And we do know right now they announced and went through this chain of events to let everybody know.”

Fox O&O KSAZ was next at 11:34 a.m. with Ron Hoon and Rick D’Amico at the anchor desk. CBS affiliate KPHO and independent station KTVK both reported the news at 11:36 a.m. Nicole Crites and Pat McReynolds anchored on KPHO and Kaley O’Kelly and Javier Soto anchored on KTVK.

NBC affiliate KPNX reported the news at 11:38 a.m. with Scott Light and Tram Mai anchoring.

The verdict will be read at 4:30pmET/1:30pmMT.

>Update: The jury has found Arias guilty of first-degree murder.