New York Outlets Poised to Cover Second Obama Inauguration

2009 swearing in for President Obama (with First Lady Michelle).

While the historic magnitude of 2009 is not present this time, everyone still likes a good inauguration. As is dictated by the Constitution, President Obama will take the Oath of Office on January 20th to officially start his second term. But since it falls on Sunday, the White House will hold the traditional pomp and circumstance Monday. Coverage will be found on many New York stations.

1010 WINS will use the resources of its network personnel, while also having a reporter available from D.C.’s All-News WNEW-FM.

WCBS 880 will have a presence at the nation’s capital—Marla Diamond. Her reports start this weekend. Additionally, WCBS will carry the Oath, the president’s address, and ceremony live Monday.
On the TV side:
  • WCBS/Channel 2 will take the wall-to-wall coverage of CBS News.
  • WNBC is sending political affairs reporter Melissa Russo to Washington. Her first live report will be during the 6 p.m. newscast Sunday
  • WABC is the only station with local team coverage, as morning anchor Lori Stokes and political reporter Dave Evans set to be on scene. Their reports begin Sunday night.
  • WPIX is sending Jay Dow to Washington. Giving a different angle, Dow will provide live updates during the PIX Morning News from an inauguration-bound bus. For the ceremony, anchor Tamsen Fadal leads the coverage at 11 a.m. In addition, Dan Mannarino watches the proceedings with students at a New Jersey school that bears President Obama’s name.
WNYW/WWOR refused to provide information to FishbowlNY.