Network Coverage Plans for Orlando Mass Shooting

By Mark Joyella Comment

The cable and broadcast networks are moving correspondents to Orlando and re-working Sunday shows to cover the mass shooting that has become the deadliest in American history.

CNN has Boris Sanchez and Nick Valencia on location in Orlando, with Victor Blackwell and Pam Brown set to anchor from Orlando today. The network is sending Erin Burnett, Alisyn Camerota and Carol Costello.

The network is also sending Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon, John Berman and John Vause to Orlando.

Fox News has chief political anchor Bret Baier anchoring beginning at 1 p.m. ET. Prime shows will be live, anchored by Julie Banderas, Jeanine Pirro and Geraldo Rivera.

UPDATE: Fox News says Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly will anchor special live editions of The O’Reilly Factor and The Kelly File tonight.

FNC correspondents Peter Doocy and Steve Harrigan are reporting from Orlando. Beginning Monday, Bill Hemmer and Greta Van Susteren will be anchoring from the scene. Catherine Herridge has been reporting from Washington.

ABC News has correspondents Linzie Janis and Lauren Lyster in Orlando, with NewsOne correspondents Marci Gonzalez and Liz Hur, senior justice correspondent Pierre Thomas, correspondent Gio Benitez and anchor Amy Robach arriving in Central Florida today.

ABC also has chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross reporting from New York.

ABC News will have a one hour 20/20 special edition devoted to the Orlando attack tonight at 10 p.m. ET, anchored live by David Muir from Orlando and Elizabeth Vargas from New York. Muir will also anchor World News Tonight from Orlando tonight and Monday.

NBC News tells us Lester Holt will anchor Nightly News from Orlando tonight, with correspondents Gabe Gutierrez, Janet Shamlian and Stephanie Gosk reporting from Orlando, with NBC News justice correspondent Pete Williams reporting live from Washington, D.C.

Holt will also anchor a Dateline NBC special report live from Orlando. Dennis Murphy, Keith Morrison, Cynthia McFadden, Kate Snow, Harry Smith, Andrea Canning and Josh Mankiewicz will file stories.

Matt Lauer will anchor from Orlando on Monday morning for Today.

MSNBC will continue with Brian Williams anchoring tonight from New York. Monday, MSNBC will have Chris Jansing, Jose Diaz-Balart, Kate Snow, Craig Melvin and Thomas Roberts anchoring from Orlando.

MSNBC correspondents include Kelly O’Donnell, Gabe Gutierrez, Richard Lui, Pete Williams and Sarah Dallof.

CBS News has Scott Pelley is en route to Orlando, where he will CBS Evening News tonight. CBS News correspondents Mark Strassmann, Jeff Pegues, Jamie Yuccas and David Begnaud will contribute to the coverage.

Charlie Rose and Gayle King will anchor CBS This Morning live from Orlando Monday. Josh Elliott will report from Orlando for CTM and anchor coverage for CBSN.

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