Anne McNamara (center), host of the national segments of The NOW, consults with producers in studio, July 14, 2014.
Anne McNamara looks through messages on Facebook using a big vertical screen.
The team behind The Now KC in their morning planning meeting looking ahead to they show's opening day.
The director station in The NOW national studio.
Behind the scenes of the first episode of The Now KC
The NOW national studio is equipped with a green screen, cameras that drop down out of the ceiling and multiple monitors.
The Now KC Team Selfie - Producer KAt, Producer Andy, Lindsay Shively, Deb Tuff & Producer Jaime
The fast-moving locally produced news program at 4 p.m. covers news that is trending on social media and invites the audience to join the conversation across traditional and digital media platforms.
Editor/Photographer Justin Adams works to put together the finishing touches before the debut on July 14 at 4 p.m.
Multiple monitors give The NOW staff lots of options to showcase current events.
Some last minute prep before the launch of The Now KC