State of the Union Coverage Plans: Cable Networks

By Merrill Knox Comment

obama state of the union 2 Here’s what the cable news networks have planned for President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Fox News: Bret Baier will take over from Bill O’Reilly at 8:55pmET. Baier will be joined by chief White House correspondent Ed Henry, chief Congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel and Shannon Bream, who will report on Bing Pulse results throughout the night. Baier will anchor until 11pmET, at which point Megyn Kelly will take over with a live edition of “The Kelly File.”

CNN: Chris Cuomo will host “New Day” live from Capitol Hill Tuesday morning. For the network’s evening coverage, Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper and Jake Tapper will anchor beginning at 7pmET. They will be joined by a host of CNN correspondents, including Jim Sciutto from Iran, Tom Foreman from the virtual studio and Suzanne Malveaux, who will moderate a focus group in Des Moines. Tapper will helm late night SOTU coverage solo. CNN en Español will also broadcast the address with anchor Fernando del Rincón and correspondent Juan Carlos López.

MSNBC: Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews will host beginning at 9pmET. They will be joined by Chris Hayes, Al Sharpton, Steve Schmidt and Ed Schultz, who will be live from Washington, D.C. Matthews will anchor an additional hour of live coverage from 12am-1amET.

The business networks and more are after the jump.

Fox Business: Neil Cavuto will anchor from 8 to 11pmET. He will be joined by Peter Barnes and Rich Edson live from Washington, D.C. John Stossel will host a special edition of his show at 11pmET and FBN’s newest host, Kennedy, will host live at midnight.

CNBC: Kelly Evans and Carl Quintanilla will anchor from CNBC’s studios in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

Bloomberg TV: Trish Regan will anchor beginning at 9pmET. She will be joined by Bloomberg View columnist Al Hunt in New York, along with White House correspondent Julianna Goldman and Bloomberg Businessweek senior national correspondent Joshua Green, both from D.C.

The Blaze: The “Real News” team, including Laurie Dhue, will host pre- and post-speech coverage.

Fusion: Alicia Menendez and Jorge Ramos will cover the lead-up to the speech at 7pmET and 8pmET, respectively. At 9pmET, Paul F. Tompkins, the host of “No, You Shut Up!,” will be joined by “a panel of puppet pundits who will provide live commentary on President Obama’s address to the nation.”

Al Jazeera America: John SeigenthalerJoie Chen and Ray Suarez will anchor from the Newseum beginning at 7pmET. They will be joined by Mike Viqueira and Libby Casey for analysis. “America Tonight” will be live at midnight.