I arrived at work this morning to find just about everyone in the Fox Chicago newsroom all bundled up – as if they just walked in from our colder-than-average weather and then plopped down at their computers. Wait, that’s because they did. After weeks of relatively comfortable newsroom temperatures, a cold front had moved back in.
Roy estimates the room temperature is in the low 60′s. He tells me, “Even my soul is cold and that’s a dark place.” Without missing a beat, audio tech George Sarantos walks by and says, “What do you mean? You have no soul!”
I figured out one good source of warmth. After printing out materials for my story assignment, I let everyone know “If you print things, they come out warm!”
Soon after, David and Jan walked into another temperature extreme – the studio felt like a sauna. Meterologist Mark Strehl has his jacket off. But he keeps it nearby because he knows the newsroom cold front might move faster than anything on his weather radars.