Tribune to build new facility for Arkansas stations
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Tribune Broadcasting announced today a new facility for its Arkansas television stations, KFSM and KXNW. The custom built 24,000 square foot facility will be located in Johnson, Arkansas, serving as the new home of 5 News.
BiLD Architects of Fayetteville is designing the new building, built under the supervision of Kyle Naples of Napa Construction on 4 acres located south of the Inn at the Mill property.
“The dynamic growth of this region and our business has made this move possible. The design embraces a modern open office atmosphere that promotes creativity and collaboration and the studio space will enhance our productions with a more expansive environment in an all-new state-of-the-art look,” said Van Comer, GM and president of KFSM and KXNW.
“The new facility is strategically located at a central point of Northwest Arkansas with easy access to I49, which will put us in a much better position to cover breaking news across Northwest Arkansas and the entire region. Both NWA and Ft. Smith deserve excellent reporting of daily news and 5NEWS is updating both our facilities to ensure our coverage is balanced across the entire region giving 5NEWS viewers a complete look at all the current news impacting them where they live,” added Comer.
KFSM and KXNW will also maintain their current facility in Fort Smith.