KNBC moving to Conan's stage at Universal lot *

KNBC Channel 4's news operation and the Los Angeles bureau for NBC News will move to the vacant stage built for "The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien" at Universal City, Michael Schneider reports at Variety. Here's the link, but you're on your own with the Variety pay wall.

* Update from TV Newswer:

"This is a significant investment in our West Coast news operations and ensures that the incredibly talented teams at KNBC and LA's NBC News Bureau will have the latest technologies and journalistic tools to continue doing what they do best," said [NBCU CEO Jeff] Zucker.

The new 60,000-square-foot, two-story studio and newsroom will house the combined news operations of KNBC and NBC News. A five-story office building will also be retrofitted for technical support and executive offices.

In 2009, NBC spent $50 million dollars rehabbing Stage One, which once housed the Jack Benny show and was used in the productions of the films "Jurassic Park III," and "Bruce Almighty."

Also: KVEA/Telemundo going too, as I would have suspected.

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