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 27, 2015

Weather Channel has typo-licious storm coverage

The Weather Channel was in full blizzard mode Monday covering “Juno” (a name taken from the network’s own winter storm naming system), and managed to air a few entertaining on air typos. Twitter users, of course, took notice, first calling out the network for misspelling “Rhode Island” by dropping the “h” from the name in […]

January 27, 2015

CNN rolls out the ‘Blizzardmobile’

Apparently “Vehicle Driving Around on Snowy Roads to Show Everyone What They Look Like Because No One Has Ever Seen That Before-Mobile” just doesn’t have a nice ring to it like “Blizzardmobile.” That’s the name CNN gave the vehicle from which it was feeding live video and reports from Don Lemon, who, in all the excitement, managed to forget his […]

January 26, 2015

CNN map takes over ‘New Day’ floor

CNN‘s Nor’easter coverage this morning included placing forecaster Chad Myers on a virtual map “projected” on the “New Day” set floor. After Myers gave his regular forecast update at the set’s freestanding monitor, he walked off frame and the control room cut to a wide view of the studio floor, which had a large map […]

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 26, 2015

Snow blankets CNBC/MSNBC

While not every NBC network is calling it Winter Storm Juno, they’ve all adopted the same Blizzard ’15 graphics package. The look includes a very snowy road scene with bold blue lettering.

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 9, 2015

NYC station puts bug on ice

In case the nationwide back-to-back coverage of live shots with reporters standing outside saying it’s cold out (and ending up in the hospital with frostbite) isn’t enough to get the point across, WABC-TV found another way to emphasize the sub-zero temps blanketing its viewing area — by adding some ice to its bug. The New York […]

January 8, 2015

Indianapolis station rings in New Year with new affiliation

Tribune’s WTTV-TV has been preparing for this moment since they received notice they would take over the CBS affiliation from competitor WISH-TV. It’s not often that stations change or lose major affiliations, but for WTTV-TV it represented a chance to start something new in Indy. In a small studio next to sister network WXIN-TV Fox […]

December 29, 2014

Chicago NBC tweaks graphics for screen size shift

WMAQ-TV, the NBC O&O in Chicago, recently announced it will begin letter boxing its local news and NBC programming to preserve the full 16:9 aspect ratio and, along with that change made some adjustments to its news graphics package. The station has moved its bug to the far right side of the screen, rather than positioning to […]