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October 26, 2016

Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos Leads Powerhouse Politics Team on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th from ABC News Election Headquarters in Times Square Starting at 7:00pm ET

ABC News Digital Will Have Multiple Live Streams, Interactive and 360 Videos Throughout the Day  

ABC News announced today special coverage of 2016 Election Day on Tuesday, November 8 on ABC. Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos will lead primetime coverage for the network from ABC News Election Headquarters in Times Square from 7:00pm-2:00am ET.

Stephanopoulos will be joined by a powerhouse team of reporters and experts including “World News Tonight” Anchor David Muir, “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Co-Anchor and Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz, Anchor Diane Sawyer, former Anchor Charles Gibson, Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, “Nightline” Co-Anchor Byron Pitts, Chief Foreign Correspondent Terry Moran, “World News Tonight” Saturday Anchor and Senior National Correspondent Cecilia Vega, “World News Tonight” Sunday Anchor Tom Llamas, Special Correspondent and Senior Strategic Advisor Matthew Dowd, and Political Analyst Cokie Roberts. The ABC News Ballot Watch Team, Senior Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas and Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams, will report on legal challenges and vote irregularities. The team will provide the up-to-the-minute updates on state-by-state election results, polling and campaign developments throughout the evening.  Llamas and Vega have been on the campaign trail covering Trump and Clinton for over 500 days.

“Good Morning America” Anchor Robin Roberts and News Anchor Amy Robach will report from the headquarters of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, respectively, as results come in. 

“Good Morning America” Anchor Michael Strahan reports live from Times Square, the Crossroads of the World, interviewing people on the street, getting crowd reaction as results come in and hearing from voters throughout the night.

“The View” Co-host Paula Faris, “Good Morning America” Weekend News Anchor Ron Claiborne and Correspondents Deborah RobertsMatt GutmanLinsey DavisDavid Wright, Alex Perez, Clayton Sandell and Mary Bruce  will report from key battleground states across the country as well as Chief Business, Economics and Technology Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis who will report on the reaction among the business community. The team will provide the up-to-the-minute reporting on state-by-state election results, control of the Senate and House of Representatives, as well as polling and campaign developments throughout the evening. 

FiveThirtyEight Founder and Editor-in-Chief Nate Silver will give live on-air analysis of the state-by-state races and overall election. FiveThirtyEight will provide insight on ABC News Digital. 

Political Director Rick Klein and Polling Director Gary Langer will provide analysis and exit poll results across the country. Contributors Bill Kristol, Kristen Soltis AndersonAlex Castellanos and Stephanie Cutter along with Baltimore Mayor and Secretary of the DNC Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will round out the team of analysts who will weigh in throughout the evening. 

A special edition of “Nightline” anchored by Byron Pitts and Juju Chang will air from 2:00 – 4:00 a.m., ET with reporting from correspondents and analysts across the country.

ABC News Digital will have special coverage at ABCNews.com and across mobile, social and OTT services on Election Day featuring multiple live streams, interactive videos and 360 videos at key polling locations and candidate election parties. Coverage will include the latest poll results, exit poll analysis, live blog, a live finale of original series “Election Cycle” and an interactive map. Anchored coverage begins at 7:00 p.m., ET with “Nightline” Co-Anchor Dan Harris, Anchor Amna Nawaz and Contributor LZ Granderson featuring conversations from a variety of ABC News contributors and political voices, including analysis from FiveThirtyEight. Correspondent T.J. Holmes will report from a multimedia booth in Times Square bringing viewers the latest polling results and analysis both on-air and online.

ABC News Radio will provide live anchored coverage on Election Night from 7:00 p.m., ETthrough at least 1:00 a.m., ET. ABC News Correspondents Aaron Katersky and Karen Travers will anchor coverage with Cecilia Vega and Correspondents Brad Mielke and Cheri Preston reporting from the Hillary Clinton campaign headquarters and Tom Llamas and Correspondents Alex Stone and Mark Remillard reporting from the Donald Trump campaign headquarters. Joining them will be Correspondents Richard Davies from the ABC News Decision Desk, Stephanie Ramos from Washington, D.C., Jim Ryan from Nevada, and Ryan Burrow from Florida. Rick Klein, Deputy Political Director Shushannah Walshe, and Contributors Steve Roberts and Trey Hardin will provide political analysis. 


ABC NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, will offer live Election Day coverage for over 240 ABC owned and affiliated stations and international news partners.  Correspondents Marci Gonzalez, Kenneth Moton, Lana Zak and Adrienne Bankert will report from the presidential candidates’ headquarters.  Cokie Roberts will provide analysis for ABC affiliates.  These stations will also be working closely with ABC News by providing access to up-to-the-minute coverage from their local communities throughout Election Day.

Marc Burstein is senior executive producer of ABC News Special Events.

November 2, 2016

ABC News Partners with Facebook for Live Coverage of 2016 Presidential Election

ABC News and Facebook today announced a partnership for live coverage of the 2016 Presidential Election on November 8, 2016, expanding the relationship established for the 2016 conventions and 4 general election debates that resulted in 28 million and 24 million video views, respectively. 

Throughout the day, ABC News’ curated Facebook Feed will offer live streams from anchors and correspondents at key polling locations and candidate election parties around the country as well as feature commentary from anchors and correspondents at ABC News Election headquarters in New York. ABC News will incorporate viewers’ comments, questions and conversations in the Facebook Live coverage. Anchored coverage will begin at 7:00 p.m., ET with “Nightline” Co-Anchor Dan Harris, Anchor Amna Nawaz and Contributor LZ Granderson featuring conversations from a variety of ABC News contributors and political voices, including analysis from FiveThirtyEight. 

In addition, “Good Morning America” co-anchor Michael Strahan and ABC News correspondent T.J. Holmes will report on the latest polling results and analysis from “Times Square Crossroads,” ABC News and Facebook’s live booth in Times Square that will allow real voters to voice their opinions as Americans go to the polls on Election day starting at 7pm. Voters can also stop by Instagram’s #MiniOval at the “Times Square Crossroads” and take a photo inside a miniature version of the Oval Office.

ABC News’ livestreams will also be available on ABCNews.com as well as its apps on mobile and OTT devices.