Oklahoma NBC announces new facility

Tribune Media’s KFOR-TV will break ground on a new state-of-the-art weather and news facility early next year.

“This is a direct response to the new demands of our viewers and online readers. Our goal is to design the new KFOR-TV/KAUT-TV headquarters with an eye to the future,” said Wes Milbourn GM of KFOR-TV in a statement. “It’s about a culture of innovation to make this a great place to work and to serve this wonderful community in the digital age.”

The new facility will be tornado proof in core areas; including the studio, control room and master control. This change will allow talent to remain on-air during severe weather, which has previously directly impacted the station twice.

“The new 4 Warn Storm Center will be designed from the ground up and stand as the centerpiece of the entire news operation,” said News Director Carlton Houston. “We’ll have the newest technology and the studios will be constructed utilizing the highest safety standards to withstand extreme severe weather so our team can deliver life-saving information on all digital platforms, without interruption.”

Exact details about the project are still in the early stages.