NBC San Diego Grand Opening
Diversified works with NBC affiliate to help them build a new cutting edge television station
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 multi-platform 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 associates 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.