Exciting times as CP24 launches cutting-edge newsroom
Web Staff, cp24.com
Published Tuesday, November 18, 2008 10:59AM EST
CP24 is embarking on its second decade with a brand new state-of-the art newsroom which was unveiled Tuesday.
Remaining in the same building at Queen and John Streets where it all began ten years ago, Toronto's Breaking News station has settled into its new digs after months of construction.
The station's new home features the best technology journalists want and need to deliver the news, weather and traffic accurately and reliably. The new gadgets are complimented with a team to break news when it happens.
CP24's vice president and general manager Bob McLaughlin says the transition is an exciting time for the station.
"We're turning a page in the history of CP24," McLaughlin says. "We've got a renewed energy, with a dynamic team and the most live technology of any local station in the GTA."
The newsroom features separate areas for weather, traffic and breaking news. As well, writers and producers working behind the scenes and on the website are integrated together by having their desks clustered in "pods."
There's also a series of improvements on the streets.
CP24 has a new arsenal of Breaking News Vehicles (BNVs), microwave trucks and a satellite truck to let us broadcast live from virtually anywhere.