Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fox 11 - The Last Day

My time at Fox 11 KMSB is one of the shortest jobs I've had working at any of the broadcasting jobs in my career.  I got a lot out of the experience and I'm grateful for the opportunity to work there.

As it comes to an end today, I thought I'd share a few photos I've taken over the last few months.

I have had the privilege of working with some awesome people and for Belo, a great company.  Thanks for the memories... even though there only a few.

The Fox 11 / KTTU 18 building from the parking area facing north

Receptionist's desk

Commonly referred to as "the reporter room".
Everything is digital now so keeping the tapes in the yellow boxes is more for archival reasons.
Either that or someone thinks keeping yellow stuff around makes the place more cheerful.

Video editing bay

This used to be 'master control' where everything on the station ran out of.
That function was moved to KTVK Channel 3's offices in Phoenix a while back but some equipment remains.

Another view of the former master control room

The Fox 11 Sports Force office - which ended up doubling as a news room.
A newsroom was built but never used.
This is the space I worked in each day as a producer sharing the office.

One of the many long hallways inside the building

The fully built / outfitted newsroom that was never used.
The view from hallway window.
Had to take it out there because no one was allowed to work in or go in there.

Another view of the newsroom.

The newsroom now after a lot of the stuff inside has been removed
and taken over to the KOLD building for their use in the shared services agreement.

Second photo of the newsroom in its current state.

The main studio where the newscast is delivered each night.

The green screen wall where weather and other features are done like the Fox 11 Searchlight entertainment segment.

A look out the back door of the building where the live trucks were.

Sales department

News production room - where the newscast is produced each night

Another view of the news production room and the video monitors above

The booth where audio is controlled during the newscast

Christmas Day 2011 just before 1 p.m.
I'm the only one here! (that's my car in the lot)

Spotted this vehicle in the parking lot a few weeks ago.
Apparently its unsafe to drive.

One of the employees drives this to work every day.