Local NBC affiliate KOAA-TV will be debuting their new Colorado Springs set and broadcast facility during tonight’s 5 p.m. newscast.
The brand new, 25,000 square foot broadcast center, located at 5520 Tech Center Drive, is a significant upgrade to KOAA’s long-standing home in Colorado Springs. Purchased by the station in 2013, the new center boasts more than double the space previously held by KOAA on Communication Circle as well as many technological enhancements. KOAA’s Pueblo facility underwent a full remodel and technology update, along with a brand new, news set that debuted in December. Both buildings are capable of delivering complete news broadcasts to viewers from either city.
KOAA’s two Colorado Springs and Pueblo buildings include dedicated employee lounges and workout rooms. The new Colorado Springs location also has three conference rooms, with plans to make these available to the public through reservation.
“We’ve called this area home for more than sixty years and we continue to invest in the communities we serve,” said KOAA president and general manager Evan Pappas. “As part of that investment, we’ve made a conscious effort to continue our role as the only local news station with full broadcast capabilities from both city centers.”
A photo gallery of the new set is below.