Usually the cable news channels spend the Monday after the Oscars talking about the winners, or what the stars were wearing. This morning however reality creeped in, with news of a school shooting in Ohio.
The network morning shows continued with their usual Oscar-centric coverage (except in Ohio, where local stations broke in), while on cable the focus shifted to the midwest.
Fox News was first to report the shooting at 8:23 AM, according to TVEyes. CNN was not far behind at 8:35 AM, while MSNBC did not report the news until a half-hour later at 9:07 AM during “Daily Rundown.”
CNN and FNC went into what was effectively rolling coverage by 8:45, though commercial breaks and a few other stories were still featured. MSNBC didn’t go into rolling coverage until toward the end of the 9 AM hour.