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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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Palm Springs CBS Affiliate Apologizes for Broadcasting ‘Private’ Conversation

The news director at Palm Springs CBS affiliate CBS Local2 has apologized to viewers on the station’s website after an open mic broadcast snippets of a conversation between station anchors during CBS News’ coverage of the Navy Yard shootings.

Earlier tonight during the national newscast on our partner station CBS Local 2, a technical malfunction broadcast part of a private conversation. Some people heard it, but only heard part of the conversation. We sincerely apologize if we offended any of you.

Sincerely,
Bob Smith, News Director

Smith told TVSpy, the conversation viewers heard was about a report on a Peyton Manning versus Eli Manning story. “One of our anchors thought the tone of the report did not match the subject matter — considering the fact 13 people died in Washington, DC and the utter devastation caused by the flooding in Colorado,” said Smith. “Unfortunately some viewers only heard part of the conversation and took offense.” Read more

Scott Pelley Sits Down With KENS Anchors Jeff Goldblatt and Sarah Lucero

KENS anchors Jeff Goldblatt and Sarah Lucero recently turned the tables on Scott Pelley, interviewing the “Evening News” anchor at the CBS News headquarters in New York (video above).

Pelley, who has been vocal about the state of journalism, talked about the role nightly newscasts play as the media landscape continues to shift.

“I think a lot of folks at home look at the stuff on the Internet and they wonder, is this true? Is it not?” Pelley said. “So they want to find a brand that they can trust.”

Pelley also talks about his childhood in Texas and his favorite local spots. Watch the video after the jump. Read more

Chief Meteorologist David Bernard Leaving WFOR

WFOR chief meteorologist David Bernard is leaving the Miami CBS O&O when his contract is up in November, a station spokesperson has confirmed to TVSpy.

The news was first reported by Gossip Extra’s Jose Lambiet, who says Bernard rejected a pay cut in the station’s contract proposal. He will officially sign off from the station after hurricane season in November. Bernard also serves as a the hurricane consultant for CBS News, appearing on “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” and “CBS This Morning.”

Bernard’s departure caps eight years at WFOR. He has previously worked at WWL in New Orleans, KJRH in Tulsa, KVII in Amarillo, Texas and KZTV in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Bernard and WFOR both declined to comment.

KLBK’s Bill Maddox Retires After 47 Years in TV

KLBK anchor Bill Maddox once had a news writer on his staff by the name of Scott Pelley. Yesterday, Pelley told the veteran anchor in a video clip, “Bill I have waited all this time to say thank you. You were my first example in life of what an anchor man should be.”

Maddox retired from the Nexstar owned CBS affiliate after more than 50 years in broadcasting Wednesday. He started at KLBK in 1964. In 1968 he went to work for the cross town station KSEL (now Nexstar owned KAMC) He retired from KAMC in 2002 and later returned to KLBK.

“Television was only twelve years old whenever I started and so I’ve seen it grow and develop and change dramatically over the last 47 years and its been a joy to be able to be part of this,” said Maddox

The station posted a look behind the scenes at Maddox’s last day. Click here to view.

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Cleveland Stations Report on Rescue of Missing Ohio Women

Three Ohio women who went missing between 2000 and 2004 were found at a house in Cleveland Monday evening, prompting local stations to devote primetime programming to the breaking news.

WOIO‘s Ed Gallek was the first to report the news during the 6 p.m. newscast, at 6:23 p.m. Ramona Robinson and Denise Dufala anchored coverage for the CBS affiliate, which partially preempted “Evening News with Scott Pelley” for local coverage. Tiffany Tucker reported from the scene for WOIO.

NBC affiliate WKYC and Fox affiliate WJW both reported the news during their respective 7 p.m. newscasts. Robin Swoboda and Jim Donovan anchored on WKYC, which was first at 7 p.m. sharp, and Bill Martin anchored for WJW, which was next at 7:07 p.m.

ABC affiliate WEWS broke into “Let’s Ask America” with the news at 7:18 p.m. Chris Flanagan anchored, with Stephanie Ramirez and John Kosich, who nabbed one of the notable interviews of the night, reporting from the scene.

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.

Cubes: Behind-the-Scenes Tour of CBS News

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of CBS News. In this episode of mediabistroTV’s “Cubes,” Erica Hill, co-host of “CBS This Morning,” shows us around the CBS Broadcast Center.

Located on Manhattan’s west side, the building is home to the “CBS Evening News,” WCBS, the iconic CBS news desk, and the brand-new studio and newsroom of “CBS This Morning.”

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Scott Pelley to Anchor ‘CBS Evening News’ From WBZ

Scott Pelley will anchor the “CBS Evening News” tonight from the WBZ studios in Boston.

Crews replicated the “Evening News” set in the WBZ newsroom. Preparations for the broadcast, which airs at 6:30pmET, have been underway for weeks at the CBS O&O, according to a statement on the station website.

Pelley is in Boston ahead of tomorrow’s WBZ Business Breakfast. He will join WBZ radio anchor Joe Mathieu in leading a conversation about the upcoming Presidential election, the economy and health care reform, according to WBZ. (Photo credit: Bree Sison, WBZ)

WFAA, WSB, WTVF Honored with duPont Awards

The duPont jury has announced 14 winners of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, including four local news stations. WFAA-TV in Dallas/Ft. Worth will be honored for a series of investigative reports about corrupt practices at local trade school, WSB-TV in Atlanta has won a duPont for its investigative series about sovereign citizens and housing fraud, and WTVF-TV in Nashville is being honored for their investigation into Tennessee state agencies found to abuse the law for profit. Detroit Public TV is also being honored for a series about energy.

CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley and Michele Norris from NPR will host the duPont Awards ceremony Thursday, January 19, 2012, at Columbia University’s Low Memorial Library.

This will be the 70th anniversary of the duPont awards, presented each year to honor excellence in broadcast and digital journalism. The awards were established in 1942 by Jessie Ball duPont in memory of her husband, Alfred I. duPont.

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