Chicago meteorologists call it in from home
Deanno, who appeared on the 4 p.m. newscast, March 19, 2020, was seated in front of an arched white shutters with houseplants behind him while Miller appeared to be in a living area next to a fireplace with a smaller TV monitor over his shoulder.
Deanno was not wearing a visible pair of earbuds or mic, while Miller appeared to have an at least quasi-professional grade mic on and was using a single earbud as an IFB.
As both forecasters started their various segments, the control room put their image in a small box next to a larger weather map before taking the weather computer fullscreen.
On March 23, 2020, Miller began appearing in front of a chroma key wall, presumably set up at his home. The station tweaked it throughout the week.
Pete Sack also began appearing from home using a large screen TV on what appeared to be a wooden console table.
On March 20, NBC 5’s Alicia Roman switched to delivering weather from home.
On March 24, 2020, morning meteorologist Tracy Butler began broadcasting from her basement.
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