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Nexstar meteorologist arrested over stalking claim

Andrew Alexander Clarke, a meteorologist with Nexstar's WDHN in Alabama, appears in an undated photograph.
Andrew Alexander Clarke, a meteorologist with Nexstar’s WDHN in Alabama, appears in an undated photograph. (Graphic by The Desk)

A television meteorologist with a Nexstar Media Group station in Alabama was arrested over the weekend following a claim of stalking.

Andrew Alexander Clarke, 23, was taken into custody by police in Dothan City about an hour after appearing on a late-evening newscast for ABC affiliate WDHN (Channel 18) in Dothan.

According to reports, police received a complaint from a woman that Clarke was following her outside her job and, at one point, showed up to the woman’s apartment complex. She was able to obtain a misdemeanor warrant from a local court, and police took Clarke into custody late Saturday evening.

Clarke was jailed on suspicion of second-degree stalking, a misdemeanor in Alabama. If he is convicted, he could face up to six months in jail and a $3,000 fine, though a judge will determine a sentence based on a number of factors, including Clarke’s character, a victim impact statement and any prior criminal history.

Clarke was hired by Nexstar’s WDHN in June 2021 to work as the station’s weekend meteorologist, a job he juggled with his freelance work as a local DoorDash driver. He joined the station from WRBL (Channel 3), Nexstar’s CBS affiliate in Columbus, Georgia, where he worked as an intern in 2019 before re-joining the station as a fill-in meteorologist the following year.