The Power of 5 weather team has a brand new weather center, here's an inside look.
CLEVELAND - NewsChannel5 is abuzz with word that our new set will arrive sometime next week. The update doesn't mean we are remotely close to using our set though. A lot of work still needs to be done before we get to that point. But, it's exciting to think our empty shell of a studio will begin to take shape soon.
In the meantime, the only evidence of what once existed is our old green Chroma Key screen used for weather. As you probably know, Mark Johnson, Christine Ferreira, Jason Nicholas and Trent Magill stand in front of a green screen, allowing the maps to be used behind them on-air. The process removes the studio background and allows another image to appear.
Right now, engineers have the tedious task of re-wiring the light dimmers in the studio. Hundreds of them, in fact. In the pictures, you can see what an empty studio looks like and empty dimmer boxes. And it shows you just how much work still needs to be done.
Hats off to our crew. Their hard work has kept us on the air during this huge transition. The fun part is just around the corner. Can't wait to see that new set!
New Set Stories
The new studio at NewsChannel 5 is complete and will debut Saturday night for the evening news cast after the NASCAR race.
The new WEWS studio is almost finished. The next time you see it will be during NewsChannel 5 at 11.
Friday morning on Good Morning Cleveland our viewers got a behind-the-scenes update on our new set.
After more than a week building our new studio, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The work is nearly complete.
Our new studio is changing by the day, if not the hour. The 19 new flat-screen plasma televisions were wired Wednesday and were flipped on.
Our studio makeover extends beyond our new set that's being assembled this week.
It could give any sports pub a run for its money, at least when it comes to television sets.
This is a big week for NewsChannel5.Our new studio is really starting to take shape. The main anchor desk and the weather center are now in place.
Crews are working hard to create a facelift to the NewsChannel5 look.