NECN Debuts New Studio

By Kevin Eck 

Viewers of NBC Universal’s regional news station NECN saw a new station look after Wednesday’s debut of a state-of-the-art studio.

“Over the last year, necn has gone through a complete revitalization with one goal in mind – to bring our viewers across New England the best breaking news and weather coverage possible,” said Mike St. Peter, SVP and GM of necn. “Now that much of our work is complete, we invite all New Englanders to tune into the new necn to see our in-depth reporting on the local stories that are matter most to them.”

The new design, with the studio open to the newly renovated newsroom, is designed to show a “spirit of collaboration among the entire news team.”

-The studio uses 46 HD monitors, including 18 that create a “video corner” to enhance visual storytelling during the news.

-A working weather center for the station’s meteorologists

-A rotating anchor desk

-An interactive monitor the station describes as a “giant iPad.”

-And a newly designed interview space.

The network’s recently renovated newsroom, which is now combined with the studio to create a much larger open space, also includes new on-air locations, such as a live spot at the Assignment Desk so viewers can witness the newsgathering process as it develops. Additionally, the updated newsroom integrates the digital team seamlessly into ongoing newsgathering operations, prioritizing the multi-platform approach so New Englanders can access news updates as they happen.