Miami forecaster uses set’s video wall to propose

WPLG-TV, the CBS affiliate in Miami, found a way to incorporate its set into a marriage proposal.

While anchor Jacey Birch was prepping for what she thought was a satellite interview about pets and holidays, her boyfriend and fellow station employee meteorologist Trent Aric, appeared in the double box from a control room.

He proceeded to make small talk to the confused Birch until Aric told her to turn to her left, when a technician behind him threw the switch to feed a huge “Will you marry me?” graphic up on the studio’s seven-panel video wall.

The graphic also incorporated photos from the couple’s dating.

“Oh my god, that’s beautiful,” said Birch upon seeing it, before Aric, in true TV fashion, tossed to a video package telling the couple’s story.

Aric then joined Birch in the studio and did the traditional on-one-knee proposal in front of the video wall.

The set where the proposal took place was installed earlier this year¬†replacing the previous “stained glass set” installed in 2009 and designed by FX Design Group. The station moved to a new building¬†at the same time.


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