Here Are TV Coverage Plans for the First Congressional Public Hearings in the Impeachment Inquiry of Pres. Trump

By A.J. Katz 

The first Congressional public hearings in the impeachment inquiry of Pres. Trump begin tomorrow, and the broadcast and cable news networks are predictably all over it.

Below are each network’s plans. We’ll continue to update this post as additional information rolls in.

ABC News:

  • ABC News will provide coverage of the impeachment inquiry hearings with chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, World News Tonight anchor David Muir, chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, senior White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega, senior congressional correspondent Mary Bruce, chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas, senior national correspondent Terry Moran, chief legal analyst Dan Abrams and contributor Kate Shaw.
  • The special reports will air on the network on Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m. ET and Friday, Nov. 15 at 9 a.m. ET.
  • David Muir will anchor World News Tonight from Washington, DC to cover the impeachment hearings beginning this evening.
  • ABC News will cover with live updates on and continuous streaming of all hearings on ABC News Live – the network’s 24/7 streaming channel for breaking news and live events.
  • ABC News Live will air pre and post shows on Wednesday beginning at 9 a.m. ET and Friday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. ET anchored by chief national affairs correspondent Tom Llamas joined by correspondent Kyra Phillips, senior Washington reporter Devin Dwyer, legal analyst Melissa Murray, and Shaw.
  • FiveThirtyEight will live blog the hearings, with real-time analysis of the latest developments, polling and what it all means.
  • ABC News Radio is providing extensive coverage beginning Wednesday with live anchored coverage by Correspondent Aaron Katersky in Washington with reporting by multi-platform reporter Ines de La Cuetara at the Capitol. It will also provide four one-minute Status Reports each hour. That morning ABC News Radio will debut a new feature called Impeachment in a Minute, hosted by Phillips. The 60-second segments will summarize proceedings and be available each weekday morning, until the impeachment process is over, for affiliate download. On Wednesday evening Katersky will anchor an hour-long special at 7:06 p.m. ET looking back at the first day of public hearings.
  • The Start Here podcast will cover the hearings as they unfold.
  • ABC NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, will provide live reports from Capitol Hill on both days of the hearings with correspondents Mona Kosar AbdiElizabeth Hur, and Rachel Scott. NewsOne provides news content and services for more than 200 ABC affiliates and international news partners.

CBS News:

  • CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell will lead CBS News’ coverage of the first Congressional public hearings in the impeachment inquiry of Pres.Trump next week.
  • CBS News will deliver coverage of the hearings on all broadcasts and platforms, including live CBS News Special Reports on television and continuous coverage on CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news service.
  • O’Donnell will anchor CBS News Special Reports on CBS from Washington, D.C., for coverage of the hearings on Wednesday and Friday.
  • CBS This Morning will provide coverage both mornings.
  • The CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell will also originate from Washington on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Face the Nation moderator and CBS News senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan; CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett; CBS News chief Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes; CBS News political correspondent Ed O’Keefe; and CBS News White House correspondent Paula Reid will contribute to CBS’ coverage.
  • CBS News contributors Jonathan Turley and Kim Wehle will also provide analysis.
  • Ahead of the impeachment inquiry hearings each day, CBS This Morning co-hosts Gayle King, Anthony Mason, and Tony Dokoupil will outline what to expect with reporting from CBS News’ team of Washington correspondents.
  • 60 Minutes correspondent John Dickerson will join with historical perspective and analysis. CBS News contributors Jonathan Turley, Kim Wehle, Fran Townsend, and others will also join the coverage.
  •  CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 free streaming news service, and, will deliver complete live streaming coverage of the public House Intelligence Committee impeachment hearings when they begin next week.
  • Additionally, CBSN will stream special editions of Red & Blue highlighting the major news out of the hearings each day.
  • CBSN will air the impeachment hearing in full Wednesday night at 10:30 p.m. ET and will continue to do so for each hearing to follow.
  • CBS Radio will provide gavel-to-gavel coverage and continuous Special Reports surrounding the hearings. Bill Rehkopf will anchor CBS News Radio coverage from Capitol Hill and will be joined by Steven Portnoy and Leonard Steinhorn.
  • CBS Newspath, which is CBS News’ newsgathering organization providing news and information to 200+ affiliates nationwide and to broadcasters around the world, will feature extensive coverage and digital content on both the public impeachment hearings. CBS News Correspondents Natalie Brand and Nikole Killion will report on the proceedings from the Russell Rotunda beginning Wednesday morning.


  • CNN’s coverage of the public impeachment hearing for Pres. Trump before the House Intelligence Committee will air with instant analysis on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español and streamed live in their entirety, on‘s desktop and mobile homepages, as well as across mobile devices via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android.
  • The live streams will also be available on CNN’s YouTube channel.


The House Intelligence Committee Impeachment Inquiry  – Public Hearings will be LIVE on C-SPAN3, C-SPAN Radio and, full and uninterrupted.

  • Live, gavel-to-gavel televising and streaming every Congress session
  • Fully available video-on-demand on our website
  • Special editions of our daily Word for Word, chronicling with video clips the key moments from particularly newsworthy days.
  • Sign up to get a daily, complete C-SPAN Program Guide.
  • A special impeachment inquiry web resource:

Fox News:

  • FNC will present wall-to-wall live coverage surrounding the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s first open impeachment hearings beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 13 as part of the impeachment inquiry into Pres. Trump, and continuing on Friday, Nov. 15 throughout the second open hearing.
  • Beginning at 9 a.m., FNC will present a special edition of America’s Newsroom with anchors Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith kicking off coverage ahead of the 10 a.m. ET hearing on Wednesday.
  • Joined by The Story anchor Martha MacCallum, The Daily Briefing’s Dana Perino, and political analyst and co-host of The Five Juan Williams, FNC will break down the latest surrounding the impeachment hearings live from New York.
  • Leading coverage from Washington, D.C. will be FNC’s chief political anchor and anchor of Special Report Bret Baier alongside Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace, with chief White House correspondent John Roberts reporting live from the White House while Congressional reporter and producer Chad Pergram and chief congressional Reporter Mike Emanuel provide the latest breaking news and analysis live from Capitol Hill.
  • Former Independent Counsel Ken Starr and FNC contributor and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy will offer additional legal commentary throughout the network’s special programming.
  • Additionally, FNC will offer coverage of the impeachment hearings anchored by Harris Faulkner to all Fox TV affiliates on Wednesday and Friday.

NBC News:

  • NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, NBC News chief legal correspondent and Today co-host Savannah Guthrie, and NBC News political director and MTP moderator Chuck Todd will lead NBC News coverage of the impeachment proceedings beginning at 10 a.m. ET.


  • Brian Williams, host of The 11th Hour, and Nicolle Wallace, host of Deadline: White House, will anchor special coverage on MSNBC beginning at 9 a.m. ET on Wednesday.
  • They will be joined by The Beat’s Ari Melber, who has hosted multiple specials dedicated to covering the latest impeachment developments.

Additional correspondents, reporters and contributors will provide the latest reporting and analysis across NBC News and MSNBC including:

  • Hallie Jackson, NBC News chief White House correspondent, from the White House
  • NBC News White House correspondents Peter Alexander and Kelly O’Donnell also from the White House
  • NBC News justice correspondent Pete Williams
  • NBC News White House correspondent Geoff Bennett and MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake from Capitol Hill
  • NBC News & MSNBC legal analysts, former acting solicitor general Neal Katyal and former US attorney & senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg
  • Claire McCaskill, Former U.S. senator (D-Mo.), NBC News & MSNBC political analyst
  • Paul Butler, former federal prosecutor and NBC News & MSNBC legal analyst
  • Jon Meacham, Rogers Distinguished Professor at Vanderbilt University and NBC News & MSNBC contributor
  • NBC News & MSNBC justice and security analyst, Matthew Miller
  • Michael Beschloss, NBC News presidential historian

NBC News Digital:

  • The impeachment hearings will also stream live on NBC News Now,, and
  • A live blog from additional contributors across NBC News, including NBC News national political reporter Jonathan Allen and NBC News White House reporter Shannon Pettypiece, will provide news, fact checks, and analysis.
  • NBC News Think will carry opinion pieces from experts and participants in the process. And all of this coverage will be collected for easy access on
  • NBC News Social will also keep readers up to date on developments using every major social platform, and users of the NBC News mobile app can expect to receive alerts for all breaking impeachment news.
  • NBC News Digital launched  Article II: Inside Impeachment, a podcast with three new episodes a week dedicated exclusively to covering the impeachment inquiry hosted by MSNBC and NBC News national political correspondent Steve Kornacki.