Snuggie Snags A Spot On Daybreak!

By: Abby Kidder
By: Abby Kidder

In this week's blog, Abby Kidder makes herself disappear live on Daybreak (with a little help from her Snuggie)!


As some of you may know, our latest segment on Daybreak is called "E-mail Mondays".

During the segment, Kim and I answer questions that you, the viewers, write in and ask us.

We've had quite an array of questions from the public since the segment kicked off a few months ago, but I would have to say that this week's question has been my favorite so far.

If you missed it here's what a viewer asked:

"Is it true that the wall the weather people stand in front of is actually blank? If so, how do the maps appear on our television screens?"

The answer to that question is, yes, the "weather wall" is blank and remains blank throughout the entire weather segment!

So how do I see what's going on and know where to point? Monitors!

There are two monitors on either side of the weather wall that show me what I'm pointing at and guide me through my forecast.

That's why you sometimes see me look to the side, rather than into the camera, because I'm just finding my place on the map.

So where does the Snuggie come into this blog?

Well, you may have heard of a "green screen" before but here at WTAP we have a blue screen to match our set. All that means is that the weather wall is a royal blue color.

That being said, have you ever noticed that the weather anchors here at WTAP don't wear the color blue?

The reason being, if we match the color of the wall, we disappear and look more like floating heads!

It just so happens that both of my Snuggies (a.k.a: a blanket with sleeves, or as my sister put it a backwards robe!) are royal blue!

So this week on E-mail Mondays segment, Kim and I decided to do a little demo for you and disappeared live on air!

If you missed the segment, I attached the video to this blog so enjoy!

And keep those fun E-mail Monday questions coming!





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