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WNBC Reportedly Set to Debut New Studio Saturday

WNBC/Channel 4 may be late to the party, but it’s still, apparently, set to join the latest wave of stations with a new studio.

Newscaststudio.com reports the oft-delayed move to the former NBC Nightly News home at Studio 3C will debut Saturday.

Everything is full steam again, as FishbowlNY has learned that the new studio is on target for this weekend.

Plans for WNBC to rebuild the Nightly space was announced in October. At the time, a station spokeswoman told FishbowlNY the new facility would be ready by “year’s end.” However, in February the process was pushed back farther when it reportedly dismantled the studio and started from the beginning.

Newscaststudio.com reported that the design was strikingly similar to that of WABC/Channel 7, which built its own new “window to the street” studio several months earlier. But sources tell FishbowlNY that the studios did not look the same.

Once the Channel 4 facility is operational, WNBC will join WABC, WCBS, and WPIX 11 in launching new studios in the last several months.

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