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Anyone else’s anchors social distancing? Here in Middle Georgia Tegna’s WMAZ is having their anchors on split screens on opposite ends of the set. Their mics are not turning on immediately at times. It’s kind weird. 

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This is getting remarkably overblown.   People don't want to watch other people at their homes reading the news. They're doing it now because there's a public health crisis and emergency. Pe

This might be a hard to swallow pill, but it's probably not going away, at least not completely. And I'm not some doom-and-gloom type that thinks we need to stay in our homes forever. TV has, at least

Correctamundo, good sir. If you've been staying home, getting groceries, etc., nothing really changes. The shelter in place just cements the closure of department stores, bowling alleys, and whatever

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KCBS is doing it. Both anchors are sitting at the desk, but in different positions (way far apart). WCBS is using just one anchor (alternating days I believe) and broadcasting from the smaller CBSN NY set.

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I've seen WTVJ and WSVN practice social distancing but not really on WPLG. They're so ignorant. Not sure about WFOR and depending on how long this lasts, we'll see if WSFL will do the same.

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KXAS has been doing a mixture of anchors at each end of the desk, split screening, and alternating anchors.  No coming up to the main desk alongside the other anchors for sports, weather, or traffic anchors.

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Here in San Diego,

 

KNSD (NBC O&O) kept the anchors completely separate

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KFMB (Tegna) kept their anchors on opposite ends of the desk

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KWSB (Nexstar) kept their anchors fairly far apart

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KGTV (Scripps) isn't practicing social distancing

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and KUSI (McKinnon Broadcasting) is solo anchoring their newscasts

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WKYC, kinda sorta practicing social distancing...

 

5pm, not so much 

6pm, a little better

7pm, that’s more like it. (With a pregnant co-anchor and leukemia survivor.)

 

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WTVJ (NBC Miami) & WVIT (NBC Connecticut) are having their mets broadcast from their homes. And also practicing social distancing in studio.

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Atlanta...

 WSB 2: separated.  As of tonight's 11PM news, Jovita Moore at main anchor desk.  Jorge Estevez in the stage right story presentation area.  Zach Klein was in sports bunker area of WSB-TV building, not in actual news studio.  Didn't catch weather to see if Brad Nitz was in weather area.

 WAGA 5: 10PM had Russ Spencer and Courtney Bryant in separate parts of the studio.  11PM had Tom Haynes solo.  Chief meteorologist David Chandley doing weather at chromakey wall.  Not sure if Ken Rodriguez is doing sports segment in studio or the sports bunker area of WAGA-TV building.

 WXIA 11 & WATL 36: prime-time newscast anchors looked to be separated.  11PM anchors separated.  Didn't catch the weather, to see whether Chris Holcomb was in studio.  I'm thinking sports segments to be on hiatus.

 WGCL 46 & WPCH 17: meteorologist at home.  11PM, Ella Dorsey presenting weather from what looks to be her residence.  Brittany Murphy and Shon Gables separated.  Rick Folbaum was off.  Fred Kalil on opposite side of the studio.

 WUPA 69: WCBS-produced CW 69 News at 10 has been on hiatus for over a week, and is showing WBZ 4 out of Boston, which is also doing CBSN National as regular CBSN National broadcast is still on hiatus.

Have no vids or screencap pics to show.  These are observations I've made by surfing channels.

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6 hours ago, NotInTV said:

Here in San Diego,

 

KNSD (NBC O&O) kept the anchors completely separate

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KFMB (Tegna) kept their anchors on opposite ends of the desk

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KWSB (Nexstar) kept their anchors fairly far apart

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KGTV (Scripps) isn't practicing social distancing

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and KUSI (McKinnon Broadcasting) is solo anchoring their newscasts

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KSWB update:

 

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Anchorage: KTUU had Mike Ross and Rebecca Palsha in the studio and newsroom respectively for the Newshour, unsure about KTVA.

 

But of course, KTUU’s sister station WSAZ has been doing this social distancing thing for decades!

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9 hours ago, WCX-TV said:

WTVJ (NBC Miami) & WVIT (NBC Connecticut) are having their mets broadcast from their homes. And also practicing social distancing in studio.

Add WCAU to that. Bill Henley did weather from home this morning

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Here's how social distancing is looking like at Canada's top media market, Toronto. 


CTV Toronto, the only station with a regular duo-anchor lineup. Here's before and after.

 

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Nationally, all the networks solo-anchor... except CBC's The National. Unlike many stations in North America, they had to update their entire desk to accommodate the change.

 

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And that's all. Global, who usually anchors with duos, switched to solos after Farah Nasser, the 6pm co-anchor, went into self-isolation. Meanwhile, Citytv and CBC does not have a traditional duo-anchor format.

 

 

 

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