The Fox News Newsroom Is One of ‘The Rooms Where It Happens’

By A.J. Katz Comment

The New York Times ran a pretty cool photo feature last week entitled, The Rooms Where it Happens, which profiles a numbers of powerful work-spaces among various industries. Rooms ranged from Fashion (Anna Wintour‘s office) to Media (Fox News’ newsroom and studios).

The Times’ Brent Murray writes:

From high-tech studios in the heart of Manhattan, the producers, editors and anchors of Fox News shape headlines in ways that echo around the country — and inside the Oval Office. Despite the ousters of its founder, Roger Ailes, in 2016 and its biggest personality, Bill O’Reilly, in 2017, Fox News’s influence on the political discourse remains undeniable. Sean Hannity draws more than three million viewers a night, and recently, the channel notched its 17th straight year as the most-watched cable news network. Top: a camera after a broadcast of The Story With Martha MacCallum, with control-room panels shown in reflection.

Credit: Ryan Jenq

Credit: Ryan Jenq

Fox News invested millions of dollars in 2017 in the creation of a new, centralized state of the art newsroom and studios, moving the FNC news team from what had been a two-decades-old window-less newsroom in the basement of Fox HQ (1211 Ave. of the Americas), to a light-filled integrated space on the second and third floors, where producers and editors from Fox News TV, radio, digital and local news teams work side by side.

The fancy, state-of-the-art workspace was completed in the fall of 2018.

Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer took our Adweek team on an exclusive tour of the newsroom (which was still under construction at the time) last July. Click here to check it out.

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