Cincinnati CBS mixes technology with local flair in new design

Sinclair’s WKRC-TV, Cincinnati’s Local 12 News, took the wraps off a new set from Devlin Design Group on Wednesday.

The design mixes warm brick walls with backlit graphics and large spans of monitors to create a modern studio for the CBS affiliate.

“Team DDG was laser focused on creating a dynamic design with a balance of contemporary style, concept, and function, most importantly a design that would resonate with Cincinnati viewers,” said Kartik Dakshinamoorthy, scenic design director explains at Devlin Design Group.


Behind the monitor-fronted, angular anchor desk, four 80″ monitors showcase Cincy’s skyline and channel branding. This monitor stripe floats in front of a wall of RGBA LED backlit graphics that wrap around the studio and feature highlights of the local community.

“Creating work with creativity, knowledge, and innovation, are at the cornerstone of every Team DDG project. We are proud to be part of the joint team that has redefined storytelling in the Cincinnati market,” said Diane ‘DiFi’ Fiolek, CSD at Devlin Design Group.


To the left of the anchor desk, the working weather center features a desk and three 80″ monitors with a brick accent wall and large “The Weather Authority” header.


A uniquely shaped monitor wall is located to the right of the anchor desk for standups and sports reports, created from 13 46″ monitors, using a standard 3×3 configuration with four additional monitors to one side.

A 65″ monitor kiosk completes the studio technology, with a unique header of faux concrete and grates topping off the design.