As you may know, half of your NewscastStudio team (me) lives and works in Chicago — which is in the middle of a cold snap (actually, as I write this, there are some light flurries are falling). Well, imagine my surprise when I learned that the local Fox O&O, WFLD-TV, was predicting 230 degree temperatures […]
We all know that TV news loves covering after Thanksgiving shopping — so you would think someone who works at a TV station would remember that Black Friday is, well, on a Friday (and that Thanksgiving is always on Thursday). Jerry Taft, a meteorologist at ABC O&O WLS-TV in Chicago, rearranged the week a bit […]
Boy, weathermen have been put under a lot of pressure lately. First, a Colorado Springs forecaster was forced to pantomime his forecast — and now poor Al Roker almost gets swallowed up by a high pressure front. Roker had just started his weather segment on “Today” and had walked over to his touchscreen monitor from […]
KXRM-TV morning meteorologist Justin Chambers found himself on air without weather graphics after a computer crash. So, the Colorado Springs weathercaster decided to pantomime the forecast for viewers using antics ranging from dancing, playing charades with the anchor — and even eating his breakfast on air. He also made use of another form of technology, an […]
The Weather Channel revamped its on-air look today. Along with new music, graphics and format; TWC debuted a new set designed by Clickspring Design. Take a 360 degree tour of the new space, via anchor Mike Bettes.
As NewscastStudio first reported in October, The Weather Channel is about to debut its new set, graphics and slogan. “We are getting back to our roots as a company,” said David Clark, president, Weather Channel, to AdAge. “We wanted to get back to the core idea that this is a place where people get the weather.” […]
Weather Channel President David Clark has tweeted a few photos of the new set installation. Extreme Makeover: Broadcast Studio Edition. First pieces get locked in. pic.twitter.com/SwJlei2qeC — David Clark (@daveclark) November 3, 2013 While not much is given away by the photos, flying headers are present along with a large video wall.
WCSH-TV, the Gannett owned NBC affiliate in Portland, Maine, is always eager to let viewers know about its weather department as winter approaches. So, the station decided to produce a “Hunger Games” themed promo for its Storm Center team. The station shot the promo entirely in its studios, outer weather deck and driveway over several […]
Changes are coming to The Weather Channel. TWC today signed off from its main studio. The set debuted in 2008 and was dubbed the “studio of the future.” The previous set was updated a few times, including a video wall upgrade. .@ReynoldsWolf & I 'celebrating' the last day on the old set. New one coming […]
A video has surfaced on YouTube that appears to show new graphics that will begin rolling out this November on The Weather Channel. NewscastStudio has not been able to independently verify the authenticity of the video. If these are indeed the new look, it represents a major shift for the network towards simple, clean and […]