Q&A on the News

Q: What happened to WXIA anchor Ted Hall?

—Ellen Carson, Marietta

A: Hall, who was an anchor on 11 Alive, an NBC affiliate, for seven years, returned to Knoxville, Tenn., where he is an anchor at WVLT-TV, a CBS affiliate. Hall worked in Knoxville for 18 years before coming to Atlanta in 2006. He told Atlanta viewers in October that he would leave 11 Alive by the end of the year, and his final broadcast there was Dec. 27. He started at WVLT-TV on Jan. 27. Hall wrote that he’s “thrilled” to be back in Knoxville in his station bio, adding that the “pull of Good Ol’ Rocky Top was too great, and after 8 years in Georgia, we decided to move back to Knoxville.”

Q: I saw Steve Harvey marry many couples on TV. I didn’t know he had the power to marry people. When did that happen?

—Eddie Webster, Douglasville

A: Harvey, an author and TV/radio personality who hosts “Family Feud” and “Steve Harvey,” a syndicated TV show, can legally officiate weddings in Illinois he told Ryan Seacrest on “On Air with Ryan Seacrest.” “Probably the biggest thing I’m going to do is … for Valentine’s Day, I’m going to marry 50 couples on my show. I got actually ordained as an officiant! … I can officially marry a person in the state of Illinois,” Harvey said on the show. Harvey married 50 couples on an episode of “Steve Harvey” earlier this month.

Andy Johnston wrote this column. Do you have a question about the news? We’ll try to get the answer. Call 404-222-2002 or email q&a@ajc.com (include name, phone and city).

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