NBC News Launches Streaming Morning Show Amid Pandemic – From a Real Studio

”It will be great to be in the same room, reacting to each other in real-time,“ co-anchor Joe Fryer tells TheWrap

NBC News NOW’s new streaming show “Morning News NOW” co-anchor Savannah Sellers jokes that “launching a show during a global pandemic is no joke.” She’s got that right. With her and co-anchor Joe Fryer streaming from a studio at 30 Rock rather than remotely from their homes, a whole new set of challenges (and advantages) have arisen.

“Like many things over the last six months, our launch was pushed back. [It was] originally meant to launch in April,” Sellers told TheWrap ahead of the show’s Oct. 12 launch. “Instead, most of the team was hired and trained remotely. We’ve gotten to know our colleagues over Zoom and have been having all our planning meetings over phone calls, video chats, etc.”

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Lindsey Ellefson

Media reporter • lindsey.ellefson@thewrap.com • Twitter: @ellefs0n