As we all like to shake it up every now and then or liven it up with a makeover, so does the news business on their sets and in the news room.
Now is the time.
I walked into work today amid hammering, moving, hanging new set pieces, placing new pictures on the newsroom wall, and a whole new bank of television sets near the Sports Department.
What a breath of fresh air.
I have to admit, I don't remember if we've ever done this since we moved in to the new digs. Maybe once, but that's it.
I love the new color scheme with oranges, reds, and blues. Tremendous!
Near the news assignment desk we have two HUGE glass casings which WKYC-HD on them on either side of the news desk. They are a bit slanted, and at times scare me that they will tumble over.
Near Sports, we have some new fancy HD TV's where we can monitor the competition as well as our own news, MSNBC, CNN, and a few other stations.
At various other locations throughout the newsroom, we have some wonderfully painted murals depicting Cleveland: Progressive Field, Cleveland Browns Stadium, the Rock Hall, City Hall, etc.
And directly behind the set, we have a colorful, hanging screen dividing Studio A with the News Room proper.
It makes it much easier for the anchors and weather folks to enter the studio, especially during breaking news and weather. They can hop right on the set.
As with any new set, the first few days are spent checking the lighting, the placement of pictures and monitors and just making sure the whole thing comes together nicely!
Well done everyone who had their hand in this makeover. Bravo!