Here’s Who’s Covering Hurricane Irma

By Chris Ariens 

With Hurricane Irma less than 4 days from making its Florida landfall, cable and broadcast anchors and correspondents are getting in place. As of the 9 p.m. Wednesday update, the eye of category 5 Irma is 40 miles north of Dorado, Puerto Rico, moving at 16 mph with maximum winds at a catastrophic 185 mph.

Here’s a list of assignments from the networks. We will continue to update.

Weather Channel:

Mike Seidel will be in Miami Beach, Justin Michaels and Mike Bettes are in Ft. Lauderdale, John Zarrella will be along the Space Coast, and Paul Goodloe is in Naples right now, but will be on the move.

ABC News:

World News Tonight anchor David Muir will lead coverage from Florida starting Thursday.

Chief meteorologist Ginger Zee will report on the storm’s latest developments from New York

GMA news anchor Amy Robach, senior meteorologist Rob Marciano, chief national correspondent and World News Tonight weekend anchor Tom Llamas, and correspondents Gio Benitez and Alex Perez will also report from Florida

Linzie Janis is in Puerto Rico. Foreign correspondent James Longman will report from the Bahamas. Senior national correspondent Matt Gutman and correspondents Eva Pilgrim and Victor Oquendo will report from locations to be determined. Correspondent David Kerley will cover travel disruption and chief business and economic correspondent Rebecca Jarvis will report on the potential economic impact of the storm.

NBC News:

Lester Holt  leads coverage from Florida starting Thursday.

Al Roker will be live in the field beginning Thursday night for Nightly News. Meteorologist Dylan Dreyer is also in the field. Meteorologist Bill Karins and weather anchor Dave Price will provide forecasts in-studio.

Medical correspondent Dr. John Torres will be in Miami beginning Saturday.

Correspondents include Kristen Dahlgren in Fort Myers, Gabe Gutierrez, Gadi Schwartz, Kerry Sanders, Mariana Atencio, Jacob Soboroff, Miguel Almaguer and Maya Rodríguez from various locations in south Florida. Catie Beck and Jo Ling Kent will be on the ground in Fort Lauderdale. Philip Mena will be live from West Palm Beach. Morgan Radford is in Puerto Rico. Thomas Roberts reports live from the Miami area and Rehema Ellis is in the Bahamas.

CBS News:

Tony Dokoupil is reporting from Puerto Rico and Manuel Bojorquez is in Miami. More additions tomorrow.

Fox News:

Bryan LlenasAdam HousleyJoel WaldmanPhil Keating, and Steve Harrigan will be live from Miami. Matt Finn will be live from Tampa. Griff Jenkins, Fox & Friends correspondent Jillian MeleRick Leventhal and Lauren Blanchard will be live locations TBD in Florida. Jonathan Serrie and Peter Doocy will be live from a locations in the Southeast U.S., depending on where Irma tracks.

Fox News meteorologists Janice DeanAdam Klotz and Rick Reichmuth contributing to reports from New York.


Leyla Santiago and George Howell are reporting from San Juan. CNN will update its full slate of correspondents and anchors Thursday.