CNN has debuted a new studio in their Washington, D.C. bureau. The set saw its first use during CNN’s special marking President Donald Trump’s first year last week.
None of CNN’s weekday programs originating from Washington (Inside Politics, Wolf, The Lead, and The Situation Room) are currently using the studio and a CNN spokesperson did not respond to our query about what the future plans for the set are.
The set is separate from CNN’s typical DC set, typically known as the A/B set. That set can split into two and be used by two shows (for instance, The Lead and then The Situation Room) or can be used as one large studio (as CNN does for Election Night coverage).
The main defining feature for the set is a standing area for the anchors that features several individual monitors that can present a unified image. There is also a cylinder-shaped monitor. Outside of that area is two wall screens and a half-circle glass table for panel discussions.
Pictures of the set from CNN’s Special Report.