It seems a historical record of sorts is being created of what appears to be the recent trend of stations sending their anchors out into the freezing cold to report the news from behind desks made of ice.
With thanks to Poynter and TVSpy rival FTVLive, we cobbled together our own list of stations jumping on the ice trend.
We started our journey this year with Cleveland NBC affiliate WKYC.
Then Washington, DC, CBS affiliate WUSA got in on the act.
Here’s one from Green Bay FOX affiliate WLUK:
Providence NBC affiliate WJAR unveiled one for the Olympics.
Here’s proof everything old is new again, or in this case cold again.
Vintage News 11 Winter Carnival Ice Desk in the mid 1980’s with John Bachman and Kirsten Lindquist pic.twitter.com/6AIMYOaC6h — John Croman (@JohnCroman) February 8, 2014
This viewer is not impressed.
The 1970’s called…..Would you like to borrow my snowsuit for tonight’s ice desk broadcast? @JulieNelsonKARE pic.twitter.com/rrUirJN3Lz — Cindy Sorensen (@DairyFuelsMeUp) February 6, 2014
Above you can see WVEC in Norfolk, VA, is in the house.
Click here to watch Raleigh CBS affiliate WRAL build theirs.
KARK,the NBC affiliate in Little Rock, AR, cut some raw footage together.
This man in front of the Pittsburgh NBC affiliate WPXI ice desk is clearly very excited and the tweet is promising hijinks.
It’s about to get HOT on the Ice Desk @WPXI (watch here http://t.co/bZnAGMEAuP) pic.twitter.com/sYhZAU7xsm
— Mikey (@fsmikey) February 12, 2014
WCNC, the NBC affiliate in Charlotte, was downright tame in comparison.
Ice desk at NBC Charlotte #snOMGhttp://t.co/4BzxMRQZXtpic.twitter.com/G7MMTLC68D
— Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) January 28, 2014
Atlanta’s NBC affiliate WXIA debuted theirs at the end of January, no doubt previewing what the area would look like in February.
KSTP the Minneapolis ABC affiliate also built a castle.