NBC 7 San Diego/KNSD celebrated the ribbon cutting of its new state-of-the-art facility Wednesday with guests from all across region and the U.S.
NBC 7, San Diego’s media leader with the largest social following and the largest multiplatform digital audience, employs more than 140 people and offers more than 34 hours of local television programming each week.
Its broadcast center is now located in a new, 52,000 square foot, two-story building off of Aero Drive just west of Interstate 15.
Richard Kelley, president and general manager of NBC 7 San Diego/KNSD, said he's pleased that the long preparation for the Kearny Mesa facility has paid off.
"Our employees have gone through a year and a half of planning and building and we are thrilled that the project’s done,” Kelley said.
When he spoke at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer praised the work of NBC 7 in highlighting the importance of the station having a new, state-of-the-art facility.
"The work that NBC 7 does on a day in and day out basis ... you’re always there on the forefront,” Faulconer said. "The fact that NBC 7 maintains that stellar reputation is important.”
Ted Harbert, chairman of NBC Broadcasting, said the new building will better serve the community as a whole.
"Building this building, having the staff be able to do a better job ... it gives the community better service," he said.
NBC 7’s new home will be among the most advanced broadcast centers in the country, offering the market’s first 4K video wall – a multi-screen wall that is capable of displaying video and images across various types of layouts.