ABC News Unveils Plans for Election Coverage

By Mark Joyella 

abc_george_stephanopoulos_2_dm_120124_wmainGeorge Stephanopoulos will lead ABC News’ coverage on Election Day, with uninterrupted coverage online from 7 p.m. through 2 a.m.

The network plans live updates on the broadcast network at 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 11:00 PM and 12:00 AM ET as polls close in various states. In addition, the network plans two live one-hour “Your Voice, Your Vote” programs to air on ABC at 10:00 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. PT.

Read full details of ABC’s political coverage, after the jump.


On Tuesday, November 4 Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos Leads Live Coverage on the ABC Network and Digital Platforms
Two Live One-Hour “Your Voice, Your Vote” Programs Air on ABC at 10:00 PM ET and 10 PM PT
Uninterrupted Coverage Online from 7:00 PM – 2:00 AM ET
Coverage Kicks Off with a Special Edition of “World News Tonight with David Muir” at 6:30 PM ET
ABC News’ Powerhouse Political Team Will Provide Comprehensive Coverage and In-Depth Analysis from New York, Washington and Key Battleground States Across the Country
“This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Will Preview Election Day Races on Sunday, November 2
On Tuesday, November 4 ABC News‘ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos will lead live, uninterrupted coverage online from 7:00 PM – 2:00 AM ET. At 10:00 PM ET and 10:00 PM PT it will be simulcast live for one-hour special reports on the ABC broadcast network with additional live updates at 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 11:00 PM and 12:00 AM ET as polls close in various states.
The network’s Election Night coverage kicks off with a special edition of “World News Tonight with David Muir” at 6:30 PM ET, with live updates throughout the night.
Starting at 7:00 PM ET Stephanopoulos will anchor live coverage from ABC News Election Headquarters in Times Square in New York bringing viewers the whole picture on election results. Stephanopoulos will also be joined by ABC’s Diane Sawyer, “World News Tonight” Anchor David Muir, Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz, “Nightline” Anchor Dan Harris and Fusion Anchor Alicia Menendez. ABC contributors Matthew Dowd, Donna Brazile, David Plouffe, William Kristol and Nicolle Wallace will provide analysis live from Election Headquarters. They will be joined on the air by ABC News veteran political journalist Cokie Roberts in Washington, DC.
In addition, ABC News will report live from our ABC stations, polling places and election headquarters across the country. ABC’s Ron Claiborne, Jeff Zeleny, Cecilia Vega, Tom Llamas and Linsey Davis will be on location, with results and reaction on the ground, traveling to key races.
The team from FiveThirtyEight, led by founder and Editor-in-Chief Nate Silver, will live blog and join Stephanopoulos and the ABC News team, adding context as the results come in. Additionally, ABC News Political Director Rick Klein and veteran pollster Gary Langer and team will break down the polls throughout the night.
Special live editions of “Nightline” anchored by Dan Harris will air at 12:35 AM and 3:35 AM ET. “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” will preview Election Day races on Sunday, November 2. “Good Morning America” will report the latest on all the results on Wednesday, November 5.
The live stream anchored by Stephanopoulos from 7:00 PM – 2:00 AM ET will be available on, ABC News mobile apps and Apple TV. ABC News Digital will introduce personalized alerts for Election Night, updating users with all the results from their local races.
ABC News Radio will cover key races with reporting from correspondents Aaron Katersky in New York and Steven Portnoy in Washington, D.C.
ABC NewsOne, the network’s affiliate news service, will provide reporting during the lead up to Election Day for ABC stations and clients. Correspondents Tahman Bradley and Karen Travers will cover important races and the balance of power in Congress.
Marc Burstein is the senior executive producer of ABC News Special Events.