WASHINGTON — Fox News Channel has taken over a Chinese restaurant next to its Gotham operation and transformed it into a sizable streetside studio.
Fox News chair Roger Ailes threw an open house Wednesday eve for “Studio D,” which is already being used by two of the cabler’s shows, “DaySide With Linda Vester” and “Your World With Neil Cavuto.”
The news net’s ayem show, “Fox & Friends” will move into Studio D some time in July.
The 3,600-square-foot space, which easily fits a live audience and features interactive capabilities, is the net’s third streetside studio at the Gotham location. The other studios are far smaller, however.
Warren Vandeveer, Fox News veep of operations and engineering, said the net lucked out when Dish of Salt, the restaurant at the site, closed up shop.
“I don’t think what we had before is shabby, but this certainly raises the level of our facilities,” Vandeveer said.