O-Town Station Gets New Set, New Anchor Coming Soon

WFTV in Orlando took the wraps off a new set this week and it will soon be announcing a new (old) Anchor.

WFTV will annouce in the next day or so that former WESH Anchor Martha Sugalski is joining the station.

Sugalski has been off the air for a ayear sitting out a non-compete. Her going to WFTV has been one of the worst kept secrets in the Orlando market for the past year. 

As for the new set, "It's just got that more contemporary look to it," News Director Matt Parcell said. "Anchors aren't confined to the anchor desk. To a certain degree, in the old set, they were. You will see them up moving more at the appropriate time."

The changes include a new wall with nine monitors that will feature video in various configurations. There's a reconfigured weather center to give meteorologists more space. Another backdrop contains three monitors.

The set uses more space in the 3,600-square-foot studio. "It offers us more places to bring the story to the viewer in a way that will provide more depth and detail," Parcell said. "The idea is to use the set not to look nice, but to make the story more understandable."

The new set features a fake second floor to provide more scope. "You can't stand up there," Parcell said. "You'd fall through if you did. It's a design element."

H/T Orlando Sentinel