Visit WKRG News 5’s new state-of-the-art studio

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – WKRG has a whole new set of news! We launched the state of the art on July 5, 2022.

There are a lot of moving parts that make every newscast come together. You can see everyone’s hard work when you watch the finished product on air. But there are a lot of things you can’t see behind the scenes.

We have 44 new monitors in our studio. A monitor consists of 18 screens which together measure over 21 feet in diameter!

All studio lights are now LED. There are 113 meetings. We have 25 colorful lighting patterns that we can display on the walls of the set itself.

Our managers are in another part of the building. All of our cameras operate at the touch of a button. Our three ground cameras in the studio are robotic and can rotate, pan, tilt, move in any direction, then “go home” on command.

The studio’s new flooring allows our cameras to glide effortlessly, following the anchors across the 3,000+ square foot studio. Almost every part of the set is moveable, including our anchor desk and red couch.

Our First Alert Storm Team weather center office is one of the tallest in the business, at 13 1/2 feet.
And with our new cameras, we’ll be able to take you to the weather center to watch our meteorologists track major storms.

Our old news set has been retired and donated to the University of South Alabama Communications Department.

All elements of the new set were shipped or delivered in a tractor-trailer and other trucks from Arkansas. The crews worked for 6 weeks to come up with what you now see every day when watching the news on WKRG News 5.

Stay ahead of the biggest stories, breaking news and weather in Mobile, Pensacola and the Gulf Coast and Alabama. Download the WKRG News 5 news app and make sure to enable push alerts.

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