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WPXI-TV meteorologist Valerie Smock is departing the station to move to the Scranton area and be closer to family, station officials said.

The TV station, the Tribune-Review’s news partner, recently posted a job listing for a meteorologist. News Director Suzanne Nadell said Smock’s husband took a job in the Scranton area, so Smock notified WPXI that she would be leaving the station.

Smock hasn’t determined when her last day would be — it will depend on when the family sells their house, Nadell said. She had been with the station since late 2013 , and is currently the meteorologist for their noon broadcasts.

Matthew Santoni is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724 836 6660, [email protected], or on Twitter @msantoni.

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