CNN may not be having a banner year in ratings, but the Atlanta headquarters now at least has spiffy new digs.
Three years in the making, the first makeover since the early 1990s gets rid of the wood trims and dated CNN signage. Instead, there’s the “magic wall” seen in the D.C. studio and a special UTouch wall, demonstrated below.
Here’s an unedited video tour of the studio itself earlier this month at the start of Rick Sanchez’s show. Director of CNN programming Janelle Rodriguez provided most of the commentary. She did not want to be on camera, but it was difficult to keep her out completely. (Sorry Janelle!). Meteorologist Chad Meyers throws in his two cents, too. I’d edit this down, but I don’t have editing equipment on my computer at the moment.
You can check out the build out in condensed time here.