November 19, 2014

‘Not Ass Cold’ in Kansas City

Kansas City forecaster Gary Amble had some good news to report — the weather was going to be warmer — but the way it was phrased, as a result of the typo, ended up sounding like a teenager wrote the fullscreen graphic. Instead of reading as “Not As Cold” (notice the single “s” in “As”), the […]

November 13, 2014

NBC hit with two ‘peeing’ incidents: First forecaster, now #Rokerthon

Move over Movember. Not now, No-Shave November. At NBC the peacock has apparently declared it Pee-vember. Twice in as many weeks NBC has been hit with two incidents that, depending on who you talk to, may or may not have involved on air talent relieving themselves on air — but either way there was certainly […]

November 13, 2014

‘Today’ converts small side room to studio for 34 hour forecast

One of NBC News‘ big sweeps stunts is a (hopefully) recording breaking 34-hour long weather forecast presented by Al Roker. For the forecast, the “Today Show” converted a small room off of the Studio 1A‘s Orange Room into a studio for Roker. The room has a narrow wall of windows that overlooks Rockefeller Plaza, allowing […]

October 31, 2014

‘Bare-bones’ look at the weather in Louisville

Happy Halloween! Jude “Bones” Redfield, a forecaster for WDRB-TV, the Fox affiliate in Louisville, got into the Halloween spirit by presenting the forecast with a plastic skeleton attached to a green shirt and pants. The result? When he stepped in front of the chroma key wall, his body below his next was keyed out and […]

October 17, 2014

Grand Rapids forecaster falls victim to spider prank

National Face Your Fears Day was Oct. 14 and one station saw that as opportunity to play a prank on one of its own. Kelly Smith, a forecaster at the Grand Rapids, Mich. Fox affiliate WXMI-TV, has a bit arachnophobia — something that was apparently well known around the station. So her thoughtful production team […]

October 3, 2014

Philly ABC WX promo: ‘Who do you think I am?’

WPVI-TV, the ABC O&O in Philadelphia is airing promos spotlighting forecaster Cecily Tynan centering around the theme of her name being synonymous with weather forecasting. The first scene includes two office workers speculating on the weekend’s weather. The overly enthusiastic male worker is eager to plant begonias, while his gloomy female coworker responds with a sarcastic […]

October 2, 2014

‘Giant’ bee ‘attacks’ Indiana forecaster

Poor Jennifer Ketchmark. The Indianapolis forecaster was going about her business giving her daily weather update when a “giant” bee had to go and ruin it for her. The (curious?) bee decided to check out the camera Ketchmark was using to show a bird’s eye … err, bee’s eye … view of the city and flew into […]

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 […]

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 […]

August 7, 2014

Atlanta Fox teases new studio

Fox owned WAGA-TV will debut its new studio on Monday, designed by Devlin Design Group. The station put together this tease video to showoff the studio and its many camera positions: The set includes a large rotating anchor desk, video wall, interview area, backlit color changing paneling, working weather center and touchscreen technology. We’ll have […]