KJCT-TV unveils new set for news broadcasts

KJCT-TV, the ABC television network affiliate in Grand Junction, has unveiled an updated background for its news anchors. The new set offers a more vibrant background designed for high-definition broadcasts, according to a news release issued by the station.

The project entailed several months of design and construction and several days of professional lighting. KJCT commissioned local photographer Chad Mahlum to take photographs of the local landscape and incorporated the images into the new set design.

In addition to the aesthetic improvements, the set is designed to bring viewers weather information as it happens. A new weather center was built closer to the main anchor desk, allowing meteorologists to break into programming to deliver weather reports.

“We were the first station on the Western Slope to bring viewers local news in high definition and this new set bolsters KJCT’s commitment to providing the best local news coverage to viewers across Western Colorado,” said Kristy Santiago, general manager of the station.

“The design of the new set is bright and vibrant, while also incorporating the unique elements of this area such as the Bookcliffs and Colorado National Monument,” said Chris Grogan, station news director.

FX Group of Orlando, Fla., designed the set and lighting elements. KJCT hired local contractors to build the set.