Local News

September 2, 2014

Boston station’s promo celebrates alum’s rise to ‘World News Tonight’

WCVB-TV, the Hearst-owned ABC affiliate in Boston, has produced a slick video promoting former anchor and reporter David Muir‘s promotion to anchor of “World News Tonight.” The video combines archival footage from Muir’s time in Boston along with present day shots of Muir hanging out with the station’s anchors, Ed Harding and Heather Unruh, with […]

September 2, 2014

August news bloopers

Check out August’s roundup of news bloopers, including the California station that got pranked by a fake spokesperson.

August 27, 2014

Two Chicago stations go bold italic for Little League rally graphics

During the live coverage of the U.S. Little League champion’s rally in Chicago, we noticed that competitors WMAQ-TV, the NBC O&O and WLS-TV, the ABC O&O, were using a very similar type treatment in their graphics. As shown in both images, both station were using Helvetica (or something similar) in bold italic with a metallic […]

August 27, 2014

Kansas City ‘Action News’ previews new studio

Installation is underway at Kansas City’s KSHB-TV. Journalists Patrick Fazio and Kalee Dionne took viewers on a sneak peek of the new set design. The set will debut this fall and was designed by Park Place Studio, which recently designed sister stations WCPO-TV and KGTV-TV.

August 25, 2014

Devlin continues summer ‘road tour’

The trucks continue to roll at Devlin Design Group, this time headed to Florida, Colorado and Illinois. “Last week, among the swaying palm trees and sunshine, Team DDG semi-truck pulled in to town and wrapped up a large scenic install in Southern Florida. Stay tuned for the launch of this stunning news set Mid-September. The […]

August 22, 2014

Q&A: A redefining set for Fox Atlanta

NewscastStudio recently talked with Dan Devlin, owner/chief creative strategist of Devlin Design Group, about the companies work at WAGA-TV. Talk a little about the background of the project WAGA-TV was really impressed with the set we had recently completed at their sister station KSAZ-TV in Phoenix. There was a good amount of buzz within the […]

August 13, 2014

San Diego CBS refreshes set design

San Diego’s KFMB-TV debuted a refreshed set this week. The station worked with  for the update, which includes a 3×2 monitor array camera center that displays live video of the area. A timelapse captures the work behind the scenes and is posted on the stations website. The anchor desk was also changed out, with new graphic panels […]

August 12, 2014

Set changes coming to Indianapolis NBC

Indianapolis NBC affiliate WTHR-TV is preparing for a new set, tweets evening anchor John Stehr. Big weekend at the Big 1-3. Our studio is now a blank slate. @WTHRcom pic.twitter.com/Sxjwpo4MEa — John Stehr (@JohnWTHR) August 11, 2014 The previous two sets at WTHR-TV have been designed by Devlin Design Group.

August 12, 2014

Lexington CBS debuts refreshed set design

Gray Television owned WKYT-TV, which serves Lexington, Kentucky, debuted a refreshed set recently. The refresh builds upon the existing framework, adding new brick finishes to the walls, a vertical “window” monitor array and a modern desk. Many surfaces were also updated, adding wood finishes and some texturing. The upgrades are a large change for WKYT-TV […]

August 8, 2014

Fox Atlanta prepares to launch redefining studio

WAGA-TV, Fox 5 Atlanta, is preparing to launch a new studio Monday, designed by Devlin Design Group. DDG says the “set re-defines and changes scenic storytelling, forever!” “Team DDG congratulates WAGA-TV and Fox Television for their fearless embrace of groundbreaking innovation in Atlanta,” said Dan Devlin of Devlin Design Group. “We always enjoy working directly […]