Networks Pivot to Coverage of Hurricane Matthew

By Chris Ariens 

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Hillary, Donald, Tim and Mike are going to have to share the stage this week with Matthew. TV news networks are pivoting from coverage of the 2016 election to Hurricane Matthew which, for a time over the weekend, hit category 5 status. As of the 11 a.m. ET advisory, the dangerous category 4 storm has maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour and is about 275 miles southwest of Port au Prince, Haiti.

This will be a story all week as Matthew makes its way north through the Caribbean. Weather Channel‘s Mike Seidel is in Santiago, Cuba. The network will be live until midnight covering Matthew.

NBC News has Gabe Gutierrez in Port-Au-Prince, Kerry Sanders in Santiago, Cuba, Miguel Almaguer and Morgan Radford are in Kingston, Jamaica and Tammy Leitner is en route to Nassau, Bahamas. Al Roker and Dylan Dryer are monitoring Matthew from 30 Rock.

ABC’s Gio Benitez is in Kingston, Linsey Davis is in Haiti. Ginger Zee and Rob Marciano are tracking the storm from New York. FNC’s Steve Harrigan is in Miami, meteorologists Janice Dean and Rick Reichmuth will be contributing to coverage from New York.

CNN has Patrick Oppmann in Cuba, Michael Holmes will report from Jamaica and meteorologists Chad Myers, Jennifer Gray and Tom Sater will report from the Weather Center in Atlanta.

CBS’s Mark Strassman is in Jamaica.

We’ll continue to update with other network coverage.