Here’s How Broadcast and Cable Newsers Are Covering the Derek Chauvin Sentencing

By A.J. Katz 

On Friday, broadcast and cable news networks alike will present live coverage of the sentencing of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis cop convicted of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Here are their respective coverage plans:


  • ABC News will carry the sentencing hearing live as a special report across the network at 2:30 p.m. ET.
  • World News Tonight anchor David Muir leads coverage from New York.
  • Correspondent Alex Perez reports live from Minneapolis.
  • Chief legal analyst Dan Abrams, former prosecutor and The View co-host Sunny Hostin, Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas and Senior National Affairs Correspondent Deborah Roberts will also report live.


  • CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett will anchor a CBS News Special Report for the CBS Television Network and CBSN.
  • CBS News correspondent Jamie Yuccas will report from Minneapolis.
  • CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman; CBS News legal contributor and civil rights attorney Alexis Hoag; and CBS News contributor and antiracist scholar Dr. Ibram X. Kendi will contribute to the coverage.
  • CBS News Digital will deliver extensive coverage across CBSN,, and the CBS News social channels.
  • The Network’s special coverage  begins on CBSN at 2 p.m. ET. CBSN will also simulcast the Network’s Special Report anchored by Garrett.
  • CBSN will feature reports from WCCO-TV reporters in Minneapolis throughout the day and deliver analysis from legal experts. CBSN Minnesota’s live streaming local coverage will also be available through CBSN on and the CBS News app.
  • CBS Newspath will have coverage from Michael George in Minneapolis and collaborate with WCCO to bring CBS affiliates additional reporting and reactions from the community.
  • CBS News Radio will provide stations with three specials reports an hour during sentencing, beginning at 2:30 PM, ET. WCCO-AM reporters and CBS News correspondent Steve Futterman will provide stations with previews and the latest information as well as station two-ways. Legal analysts Laurie Levenson and Thane Rosenbaum will round out the coverage.
  • For CBS This Morning, Jamie Yuccas reported from Minneapolis. The Floyd family’s lawyer, Ben Crump and George Floyd’s cousin, Shareeduh Tate joined the broadcast live to discuss what they hope to hear from the judge.
  • The CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell will provide full coverage of the sentencing, family statements, and reaction.
  • WCCO is producing live, multi-platform coverage of the Derek Chauvin sentencing across WCCO, CBSN Minnesota and Amelia Santaniello and Frank Vascellaro will lead audiences through the court events with special context from defense attorney Joe Tamburino. A team of reporters including Esme Murphy and Reg Chapman will capture live reaction to the sentencing term that Chauvin will serve for the murder of George Floyd.


  • Correspondents Omar Jimenez and Sara Sidner will be on-site in Minneapolis covering the sentencing.

Fox News:

  • FNC will present live coverage of the sentencing of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Friday.
  • Beginning at 9 a.m. ET, during America’s Newsroom, correspondent Matt Finn will set the scene in Minnesota and provide the latest on the ground ahead of the sentencing, while correspondent Steve Harrigan will contribute to report throughout the afternoon.
  • During America Reports, substitute co-anchor Gillian Turner and anchor John Roberts will helm live coverage beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET, while anchor and executive editor of The Story Martha MacCallum will take over at 3 p.m. ET..
  • Fox News Edge will also offer a broadcast of the sentencing for Fox affiliates helmed by Kevin Corke from Washington, D.C. beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m. ET.
  • Additionally, Fox News Digital will stream it live on, while nationally-syndicated Fox News Radio (FNR) shows, The Brian Kilmeade Show, Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla and The Guy Benson Show will offer commentary on the sentencing. FNR will also provide top and bottom of the hour updates to affiliates nationwide on the sentencing, along with hourly updates via the FOX News Hourly Update Podcast.


  • HLN (CNN Headline News) will present live news coverage all day from Morning Express with Robin Meade (6-10 a.m. ET) and continuing throughout the day until approximately 6 p.m. ET with coverage and analysis of the Derek Chauvin sentencing.
  • HLN anchor Susan Hendricks will lead the day’s coverage from HLN’s Atlanta studio, alternating with HLN correspondent Elizabeth Prann from CNN’s New York studio
  • Contributing additional commentary and analysis will be guests that include Joey Jackson, HLN legal analyst/Criminal Defense Attorney; Darrin Porcher, Fmr. NYPD Lieutenant; Joseph Scott Morgan, Distinguished Professor of Applied Forensics, Jacksonville State University/ Former Investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office; Areva Martin CNN Legal Analyst / Attorney & Legal Affairs Commentator/Civil Rights Attorney; and Misty Marris  Defense Attorney/Trial Attorney
  • CNN Correspondents Omar Jimenez and Sara Sidner will provide on-site reports in Minneapolis.


  • Lester Holt will anchor an NBC News Special Report for the sentencing of Derek Chauvin.
  • Holt will be joined by NBC News correspondents Gabe Gutierrez and Meagan Fitzgerald, as well as NBC News legal analysts.
  • The coverage will air on NBC, NBC News NOW and

Court TV:

  • The network, which is providing the trial’s pool feed to all the above networks, will continue providing uninterrupted court coverage, with live reporting and analysis from legal correspondent Julia Jenae outside the courthouse.