Local News

January 28, 2015

NYC studio loses power, only set’s accent lights remain on

New York City‘s WCBS-TV suffered a power outage in its studio this morning that wreaked havoc on its power-hungry set. As anchor Chris Wragge observed in a tweet: “A few lights work. Just not the ones we need.” The lights that did work were mainly the accent lights on the set, including the internally lit […]

January 28, 2015

Forecaster turns ‘hotter than Hell’ mistake into funny moment

An errant number or two here and there on a weather graphic has been known to cause some entertaining TV moments (such as this and this) — but Phoenix forecaster Cory McCloskey takes the prize for not only owning up to a mistake but rolling with it. McCloskey, giving the weather report on Fox affiliate KSAZ-TV, noticed his […]

January 26, 2015

Boston station adds video wall to WX center

Hearst‘s WCVB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Boston, has updated its set with a new video wall — mirroring a change made less than a year ago elsewhere on the set. The station added a 6 × 2 flat panel monitor wall to its weather center, replacing an icy blue branded dura background. Last March, the station traded […]

January 23, 2015

Fox Connecticut debuts ‘Fox’-y new home

WTIC-TV, the Tribune owned Fox affiliate in Hartford, Conn., debuted a new home this week that blends its network’s signature bold colors into the set design. The set, designed by Park Place Studio, includes a dramatic curved anchor desk with bold horizontal striping created with lights. Four small vertically mounted flat panels with thick bezels […]

January 23, 2015

Connecticut station previews new set

WFSB-TV, Meredith‘s CBS affiliate in Hartford, Conn., is offering up previews of its new set. The set, which is dominated with backlit walls with metallic framework, also includes a 3 × 3 monitor wall behind the anchor desk. The anchor desk, meanwhile, is internally lit and also includes two white internally lit bands at the top and […]

January 21, 2015

Chicago ABC goes with heavier beat for 7 p.m. news

WLS-TV, the ABC O&O in Chicago launched a new 7 p.m. newscast on Weigel Broadcasting’s independent WCIU-TV this week and along with it came a heavy hitting new open. For the new open, ABC 7 is using a cut with a decidedly heavier beat. The same announcer is used, though the “Chicago’s Number 1 News” […]

January 20, 2015

South Bend station upgrades set

WNDU-TV, the NBC affiliate in South Bend, Ind. has debuted a new set that gives the station a big market feel. The new set by FX Design Group, which debuted this week, includes an L-shaped anchor desk situated in the corner that includes a large screen monitor behind it. Also behind the anchors are backlit […]

January 15, 2015

Pa. forecaster creates ‘cloud’ on outdoor weather set

Running out of ways to show it’s cold, one Pennsylvania forecaster used the station’s outdoor weather set to showcase a popular cold weather pastime — throwing hot water in the air to form a “cloud.” Meteorologist Kurt Aaron, who works at WNEP-TV, the Tribune owned ABC affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa., gave the trick — which […]

January 13, 2015

Savannah NBC prepares to debut new set

Media General’s WSAV-TV will debut a new set this week. The station teased the set in this ‘happy’ video: The set, by FX Design Group, includes backlit columns, brick walls, a monitor wall and large anchor desk.

January 12, 2015

St. Louis stations prep for new set

Tribune owned St. Louis Fox affiliate KTVI-TV and CW affiliate KPLR-TV are undergoing a bit of a studio shuffle. Crews have removed the current, eight-year-old KPLR-TV set, which was brought over from a previous facility. In addition the old KTVI-TV set was dismantled and will be recycled as a new weather center for the station. The old […]