Here Are TV News Coverage Plans for the Judge Kavanaugh Hearing

By A.J. Katz Comment

President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Sept. 27, beginning at 10 a.m. ET.

Dr. Ford’s agreement to testify before the Senate comes roughly a week after she went public in an interview in the Washington Post with her allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982 at a party when both were high school students.

Here’s how broadcast and cable news networks are covering the proceedings:

ABC:

  • Chief anchor George Stephanopoulos will lead network coverage of the hearing from ABC News headquarters in New York.
  • World News Tonight anchor David Muir will anchor coverage from Capitol Hill, where ABC News senior Congressional correspondent Mary Bruce will provide live updates.
  • Chief foreign correspondent Terry Moran will report from the Supreme Court with additional reporting from chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, Senior White House correspondent Cecilia Vega, senior legal correspondent and The View co-host Sunny Hostin, chief legal analyst Dan Abrams and political analyst Cokie Roberts.
  • Comprehensive ABC News coverage of Judge Kavanaugh and Professor Blasey Ford’s Senate testimony will be available on ABCNews.com, Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube and ABC News social channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). ABC News Live, the network’s 24/7 breaking news and live events channel, will stream the testimony, and ABC News’ daily newscast “On Location” also will cover the hearing. The episode will post midday, exclusively on Facebook Watch.
  • ABC News Radio  begins live coverage on Thursday, September 27 at 10:00a.m., ET with Correspondent Aaron Katersky anchoring from New York, Karen Travers at the White House, Kenneth Moton on Capitol Hill, ABC News Supreme Court contributor Kate Shaw and ABC news legal analyst Royal Oakes. ABC News Radio will also air a one-hour special beginning at 7:06p.m. ET recapping the day’s events as well as 4 one minute reports on the day’s proceedings from 6am through Midnight ET.
  • ABC NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, will provide full coverage with Correspondents Lana Zak and Emily Rau reporting from Capitol Hill. NewsOne provides news content and services for more than 200 ABC affiliates and international news partners.

CBS/CBSN

  • CBS This Morning and CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor will originate live from Washington D.C.
  • CTM’s Norah O’Donnell, Gayle King, and John Dickerson as well as CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor will lead CBS’ special coverage beginning at 10 a.m. ET, with additional coverage on CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news service.
  • CBS This Morning will be anchored by O’Donnell from Capitol Hill with King and Dickerson from the network’s Washington bureau.
  • CBS This Morning anchors and CBS Evening News’ Jeff Glor will anchor CBS News’ special report CBS News Coverage of the Kavanaugh Hearings live throughout the day.
  • CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor will broadcast live from the Washington bureau in its usual 6:30 p.m. timeslot.
  • A team of CBS News correspondents will contribute to the division-wide coverage including Nancy Cordes, Jan Crawford, Ed O’Keefe, Weijia Jiang and Paula Reid. CBS News contributors Jodi Kantor and Rikki Klieman will also join the coverage.
  • CBSN will stream coverage led by Vladimir Duthiers and Anne Marie Green starting at 9 a.m. ET.
  • CBS News’ special coverage at 10 a.m. will be simulcast on CBSN. Additionally, CBSN will continue to deliver original reporting with Tanya Rivero following the end of the hearings and into the evening.
  • The CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor will provide comprehensive coverage on the day’s events.
  • CBS News Radio will provide wall-to-wall coverage of the hearings with Steven Portnoy anchoring from Washington; Steve Dorsey and Leonard Steinhorn will contribute. CBS News Radio will also provide stations with short-form special reports throughout the day.
  • CBS This Morning will begin the day with coverage ahead of the hearings and will also offer an optional additional hour for select stations at 9 a.m. ET.
  • CBS Newspath, CBS News’ newsgathering organization providing news and information to 200+ CBS affiliates nationwide and to broadcasters around the world, will feature extensive coverage of the hearings throughout the day. Mola Lenghi and Nikole Killion will report from Capitol Hill.

CNN:

  • CNN’s special coverage of Judge Kavanaugh’s hearing will begin tomorrow morning with Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper anchoring from Washington, D.C. The two will be joined by Dana Bash, John King, Gloria Borger, Nia-Malika Henderson, Joan Biskupic and Jeffrey Toobin.
  • CNN congressional correspondents Manu Raju, Sunlen Serfaty and Phil Mattingly will be live from Capitol Hill alongside Supreme Court Reporter Ariane De Vouge.
  • CNN will offer wall-to-wall coverage during both Judge Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford’s testimonies and questioning along with in-depth analysis during the hearing’s breaks.
  • CNN will live stream the testimony to the U.S Senate Judiciary Committee beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET without requiring log-in to a cable provider.
  • The CNN livestream will be available on CNN.com’s homepage and across mobile devices via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android. It can also be viewed on CNNgo (at CNN.com/go on your desktop, smartphone, and iPad, and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Android TV), no log in required. Watch live CNN TV on any device, anywhere.

C-SPAN:

  • Live coverage on C-SPAN3, C-SPAN.org and the C-SPAN Radio App beginning at 10 a.m. ET.

Fox News:

  • Fox News Channel will present special live coverage of the hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on Thursday, September 27th at 9 a.m. ET from Washington DC.
  • Co-anchored by Special Report’s Bret Baier and The Story’s Martha MacCallum, the hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. ET.
  • Additional contributions will be made by Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace, Fox News @ Night’s Shannon Bream, senior political analyst Brit Hume, senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano and FNC contributors Marie Harf and Mollie Hemingway.

HLN:

  • 10 a.m. ET:  Morning Express  will cover the hearings with occasional breaks for other major news. Lynn Smith anchors the hour
  • 11 a.m. & 12 p.m. ET: Across America with Carol Costello will cover the hearings with occasional breaks for other major news
  • 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. ET:  On the Story with anchors Mike Galanos and Christi Paul will cover the hearings live with occasional breaks for other major news
  • 3 p.m. & 4 p.m. – Michaela anchored by host Michaela Pereira, will cover the news of the day

NBC News/MSNBC:

  • Live coverage of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s testimonies before the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. ET.
  • Coverage will be led by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, NBC News chief legal correspondent and Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News political director Chuck Todd, Megyn Kelly Today host Megyn Kelly, and NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell.
  • On MSNBC, coverage begins at 9:50 a.m. ET with Stephanie Ruhle who will be joined by Brian Williams, host of The 11th Hour with Brian Williams, in the lead up to the hearings.
  • Williams will anchor continuing coverage joined by Ruhle, Mitchell, Ali Velshi, Katy Tur and a slate of NBC News and MSNBC correspondents throughout the day.
  • NBC News national correspondent Peter Alexander, MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake, NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent Kasie Hunt, NBC News chief White House correspondent Hallie Jackson, Today news anchor Craig Melvin, NBC News White House correspondents Kelly O’Donnell and Kristen Welker, and NBC News justice correspondent Pete Williams will report for both NBC and MSNBC from locations across Washington D.C. including Capitol Hill and the White House.
  • Beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET, special coverage will stream live on NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, the NBC News app, YouTube, and OTT platforms. NBC News digital reporters including Jon Allen, Dylan Byers, Dartunorro Clark, Danny Cevallos, Carrie Dann, Ken Dilanian, Adam Edelman, Mark Murray, Rebecca Shabad and Jane C. Timm will provide original, digital coverage and analysis and contribute to the live blog.

PBS:

  • PBS NewsHour will report extensively on the Senate Judiciary hearing and testimony from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford on broadcast (check local listings), online and on social.
  • Anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff with with correspondent Lisa Desjardins from the U.S. Capitol, coverage will extend into PBS NewsHour’s nightly broadcast as well as online at pbs.org/newshour to include a live stream of the hearings on NewsHour’s homepage as well as on FacebookTwitter/PeriscopeYouTube and Ustream.

Univision:

Telemundo:

  • Telemundo News will cover from 9:50 am with José Díaz-Balart from our Maimi studios and correspondents Lori Montenegro and Javier Vega on site.
  • The network will also stream the hearing translat d simultaneously to Spanish on NoticiasTelemundo.com, and all Telemundo News social properties.

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