1) They're not even giving their top gun a cubical. But on the bright side, he's getting the end work-station (WS#28). It's like having the end unit in a row-house: it's worth a little more because there's only people on one side. Hopefully, for Brian, the men's isn't just offstage right. And I'm all for reporters not getting too shirty about their personal space. This kind of arrangement prepares them for the McDonald's cash-out line that's in their future.
2) I'm not sure, but that monitor looks like an Acer to me. Not that I mind. I have an Acer. I bought it at Walmart, and I got a free bowl of soup out of the deal. The guy at the store said "It'll work great for three months, then cover your eyes whenever you try to boot up." Which I do, and so far everything is OK.
Remember, it took Fox News North months to get their other star, David Akin, a blackberry. And apparently he doesn't even rate an end-workstation.
PS. McClelland asks in the comments when FNN is due to go on the air. The date right now appears to be mid-March. Some dude on the BT forums said Ezra told him this, but I can't find the thread right now so you will have to trust me or go look yourself.