Here’s How TV News Is Covering the House Judiciary Committee’s 2nd Public Hearing on Impeachment

By A.J. Katz 

The House Judiciary Committee today is holding a second public hearing, where it will listen to testimony from Democratic lawyers laying out their case for Pres. Trump’s impeachment, and from Republican lawyers arguing against impeachment. This is an event which will set off an intense couple weeks in Washington, expected to end with a House floor vote on the impeachment charges only a few days before Christmas.

As they prepare to release articles of impeachment against Trump, perhaps this week, lawmakers are hearing attorneys from the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees lay out evidence from the Democrats’ Ukraine probe and argue their case that Pres. Trump abused the power of his office by pushing Ukraine to launch investigations that could benefit him politically.

Witnesses for today’s hearing include Democrats’ counsel Daniel Goldman and Barry Burke, as well as the Republicans’ counsel, Steve Castor.

Here’s how some of the networks are covering today’s proceedings.


  • ABC News presents special coverage of the House Judiciary Committee impeachment inquiry hearing today at 9 a.m. ET on ABC.
  • Leading the coverage: Chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, World News Tonight anchor David Muir, chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl from Washington, D.C., senior White House correspondent Cecilia Vega, senior congressional correspondent Mary Bruce from Capitol Hill, chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas from Washington D.C., chief legal analyst Dan Abrams and contributors Kate Shaw, Barbara Comstock and Melissa Murray.
  • ABC News will cover with live updates on and offer uninterrupted streaming of the entire hearing on ABC News Live – the network’s 24/7 streaming channel for breaking news and live events available on Roku, Hulu Live, Facebook, Xumo, AppleTV, Amazon Fire TV and the ABC News site and mobile app.
  • ABC News Live will air pre and post shows beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET anchored by chief national affairs correspondent Tom Llamas joined by correspondent Kyra Phillips, senior Washington reporter Devin Dwyer, Shaw and ABC’s powerhouse political team.
  • FiveThirtyEight will have post-hearing coverage and analyses, including polling on how the ongoing process is affecting public opinion.
  • ABC News Radio coverage will be anchored by Correspondent Aaron Katersky with reporting by Multi-Platform Reporter Ines de La Cuetara at the Capitol, correspondent Karen Travers at the White House and analyst Steve Roberts. New episodes of Impeachment in a Minute, hosted by Phillips, will be available each weekday morning until the impeachment process is over for affiliate download. The Start Here podcast will cover the hearings as they unfold.
  • ABC NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, will provide full coverage providing news content and services for more than 200 ABC affiliates and international news partners.


  • CBS Evening anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell will lead CBS News’ coverage of the House Judiciary Committee’s second hearing on the possible impeachment of President Trump.
  • The network broadcast a CBS News Special Report from its new studio in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Dec. 9 on CBS.
  • CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news service providing coverage for more than 20 digital platforms, will provide comprehensive coverage all day. Additional coverage will be provided on CBS News Radio, and all CBS News platforms.
  • Joining O’Donnell for the CBS News Special Report will be chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett, chief Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes from Capitol Hill, CBS White House Correspondent Weijia Jiang from the White House, and CBS News legal analysts Jonathan Turley and Kim Wehle.
  • Ahead of the hearing, CBS This Morning co-hosts Gayle King, Anthony Mason, and Tony Dokoupil will outline what to expect along with reporting from CBS News’ team of Washington correspondents.
  • CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 free streaming news service, and, will deliver complete live streaming coverage of the public House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET.
  • Coverage will be led by CBSN anchors Vlad Duthiers, Anne-Marie Green, Elaine Quijano, and Tanya Rivero, and CBS News reporters Olivia Gazis and Christina Ruffini.
  • The broadcast will also feature analysis from CBSN contributors Keir DougallMolly Hooper, Rikki Klieman, Rebecca Roiphe, Leslie Sanchez, and Antjuan Seawright.
  • Additionally, CBSN will stream a special edition of Red & Blue highlighting the major news out of the hearing.
  • CBSN will also stream the hearing in full at 10:30 p.m. ET on Monday.

Fox News:

  • Fox News will present live coverage surrounding the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry into President Trump, as the House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing presenting its findings and those from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Monday at 9 a.m. ET.
  • FNC’s special coverage will begin at 8:45 a.m. ET with an extended edition of America’s Newsroom leading up to the 9 a.m. ET hearing, pre-empting the last fifteen minutes of Fox & Friends and will continue throughout the day.
  • 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.
  • Martha MacCallum, anchor of The Story, will helm coverage from New York alongside America’s Newsroom co-anchors Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith.
  • Throughout the day, FNC contributors Ken Starr (former Independent Counsel) and Andrew McCarthy (former Assistant United States Attorney) will offer legal commentary and The Daily Briefing’s anchor Dana Perino and political analyst and co-host of The Five Juan Williams will also provide analysis.
  • Additionally, FNC will also offer a simulcast of the network’s special coverage to all Fox affiliates nationwide beginning at 9 a.m. ET.


At 9 a.m. ET, NBC News aired a Special Report of the second House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing. The live coverage was led by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt. NBC News is still on the air.

Also joining the NBC News Special Report:

  • NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, from Washington, D.C
  • Hallie Jackson, NBC News chief White House correspondent, from the White House
  • NBC News White House correspondent Geoff Bennett, from Capitol Hill
  • Michael Beschloss, NBC News presidential historian
  • Carol Lam, former federal prosecutor and NBC News legal analyst, from NBC News Headquarters in New York
  • Michael McFaul, former ambassador to Russia and NBC News national security & international affairs analyst


  • The PBS NewsHour will provide live, anchored coverage of the House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee Impeachment Hearing, beginning at 9 a.m. ET on Monday, Dec. 9th. The hearing will broadcast on PBS stations
  • Anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff will anchor the special broadcast with contributions from NewsHour correspondents including Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins and White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, among others.
  • Woodruff will be joined by Michael Allen, managing director at Beacon Global Strategies, LLC and Mieke Eoyang, vice president at Third Way.
  • Allen served as the majority staff director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence under Republican leadership from 2011-2013. Allen also served in George W. Bush’s White House for seven years in various national security policy and legislative roles, including as senior director for counter-proliferation strategy at the National Security Council, special assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, and in the Bureau of Legislative Affairs at the Department of State.
  • Eoyang was the Subcommittee Staff Director on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence under Democratic leadership from 2007-2010, and a Professional Staff Member on the House Armed Services Committee, as well as chief of staff to Representative Anna Eshoo (D-Ca.) and defense policy advisor to Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.)
  • NewsHour’s nightly broadcasts will include highlights from Monday’s hearing and further analysis featuring special guests.