Local News

September 30, 2014

Kansas City NBC debuts new home

Kansas City’s 41 Action News, KSHB-TV, debuted a dynamic new studio Monday from designer Park Place Studio. Similar to Scripps sister stations at WCPO-TV and KGTV-TV, the set includes backlit panels throughout with a good dose of technology, 45 monitors in total. A 3×3 monitor array is located camera center, with graphic panels representing Kansas City on […]

September 23, 2014

Louisville Fox debuts technology driven set

Block Communications’ WDRB-TV debuted a new set and newscast this week. “Today at WDRB-TV, we walk into our own little version of Oz,” said Eric Crawford of WDRB-TV. “At 6 o’clock, not only will the station unveil a new kind of newscast in a traditionally competitive time slot we’ve not used for news before, it […]

September 23, 2014

Boston ‘newsplex’ gets video ribbon update

WHDH-TV, the Boston NBC affiliate known for its over-the-top production values that include vibrant graphics and sweeping camera moves, has rolled out some changes to its set. The station’s working newsroom set, which has been dubbed the “newsplex,” has maintained the same basic layout for years, but the latest update includes a key technology upgrade […]

September 22, 2014

Chicago station has ‘the highest rated morning show that nobody f#@king likes’

WGN-TV, The CW affiliate in Chicago has created a “promo” that spotlights viewers’ complaint letters. As anchor Larry Potash casually strolls around the station, he reads viewer’s letters, including his “favorite” that inspires the station’s newest “slogan” — “The highest rated morning show that nobody f#@king likes.” Watch here:

September 17, 2014

Ft. Myers station gives viewers tour of new set, newsroom

WBBH-TV, the Waterman Broadcasting owned NBC affiliate in Ft. Myers, Fla., has debuted a sleek new set and newsroom. The set, designed by , is dominated by color changing LED walls, including sections that feature printed graphics with a wave-like texture. The standing anchor desk is situated in front of a large color changing wall […]

September 17, 2014

NH1 launches statewide news effort

NH1 News launched this week, bringing an independent television news source to New Hampshire. Owned the Carlisle Media Group, NH1 has 35 staff members in place and plans to cover the entire state through a multimedia effort. NH1’s website is slated for launch next week. “We want to be relevant, we want to be independent,” […]

September 17, 2014

Houston station ‘reinvents’ the wheel with hourly forecasts

KHOU-TV, the Gannett CBS affiliate in Houston, has a new gimmick for its weather forecasts — the “Weather Wheel.” The wheel, which, quite naturally, is sponsored by a local car dealership, is basically a fancy way of presenting an hour-by-hour forecast. During select forecasts, the station uses an animated half circle full screen graphic that […]

September 16, 2014

Denver station ditches traditional ‘home base’ in new set

Denver‘s KMGH-TV, the Scripps ABC affiliate has debuted a new set that has a unique feature — it’s “missing” a home base. The set, designed by , was purposefully designed that way to give the station maximum flexibility. The set is also missing chairs or stools — anchors and other talent stand throughout the entire studio, […]

September 16, 2014

First preview of Kansas City NBC studio

KSHB-TV anchor Christa Dubill shared a preview of the new 41 Action News set by Park Place Studio on Instagram. The design is similar to sister stations WCPO-TV and KGTV-TV, with some local landmarks worked in. Expect the debut in the coming weeks.

September 15, 2014

Q&A: SAM2 creates Black History Month documentary

We recently spoke with Sam2’s creative team of Gordon Smith, Michael Carr and Chad Cook about their foray into content creation with the Black History Month documentary “The Journey: 450 Years Of The African-American Experience.”  “Journey” reveals the never-before-told true story about the role Africans played in the founding of St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in […]