News Networks Are Releasing Their Plans for This Week’s Coverage of the Impeachment Hearings

By A.J. Katz 

The next phase of the House Intelligence Committee public impeachment hearings begins Tuesday, Nov. 19, and will continue on Wednesday, Nov. 20 and Thursday, Nov. 21. The broadcast and cable news networks are predictably all over it.

Below are each network’s plans. We’ll continue to update this post as additional information rolls in.


  • ABC News presents special coverage of the impeachment inquiry hearings into Pres. Trump, with special reports airing on Tuesday, Nov. 19, Wednesday, Nov. 20, and Thursday, Nov. 21, beginning at approximately 9 a.m. ET on ABC.
  • ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, World News Tonight anchor David Muir, chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz, chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, senior White House correspondent Cecilia Vega, senior congressional correspondent Mary Bruce, chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas, senior national correspondent Terry Moran, chief legal analyst Dan Abrams and contributors Kate Shaw, Chris ChristieMelissa Murray and Barbara Comstock.
  • ABC News will cover with live updates on and continuous streaming of all hearings on ABC News Live – the network’s 24/7 streaming channel for breaking news and live events.
  • ABC News Live will air pre and post shows on all three days 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, Murray, Shaw and ABC’s powerhouse political team.
  • FiveThirtyEight will live blog the hearings, with real-time analysis of the latest developments, polling and what it all means.
  • ABC News Radio is providing extensive coverage with live anchored coverage by correspondent Aaron Katersky in Washington with reporting by correspondent Karen Travers at the White House and multi-platform reporter Ines de La Cuetara at the Capitol. It will also provide four one-minute Status Reports each hour.
  • ABC NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, will provide live reports from Capitol Hill with Multi-Platform Reporters Megan Tevrizian and Mona Kosar Abdi and reporter Rachel Scott.
  • NewsOne provides news content and services for more than 200 ABC affiliates and international news partners.


  • CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell will continue to lead CBS News’ coverage of the public hearings this week.
  • CBS TV will broadcast CBS News Special Reports to cover the hearings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on the CBS Television Network and on CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news service providing coverage for more than 20 digital platforms.
  • Additional coverage will be provided on CBS News Radio and
  • Joining O’Donnell for the CBS News Special Reports will be Face the Nation moderator and CBS News senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan, CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett, CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes, CBS News political correspondent Ed O’Keefe, CBS News White House correspondents Paula Reid, Weijia Jiang and Ben Tracy, and CBS News national correspondent Chip Reid.
  • CBS News contributors Jonathan Turley and Kim Wehle will also provide analysis and former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus will join CBS News’ coverage to offer his impressions and insights on the hearings.
  • CBS This Morning co-hosts Gayle King, Anthony Mason, and Tony Dokoupil will outline what to expect with reporting from CBS News’ team of Washington correspondents and with analysis from CBS News contributors Turley and Wehle.
  • The CBS Evening News will originate from Washington, D.C., all week with full coverage of the impeachment inquiry hearings.
  • CBSN, and will deliver complete live streaming coverage of the public House Intelligence Committee impeachment hearings and live stream the Network’s Special Reports each day.
  • CBSN coverage will be led by CBSN anchors Vlad Duthiers, Anne-Marie Green, Reena Ninan, and Tanya Rivero, and will feature analysis from CBSN contributors Leslie Sanchez, Rikki Klieman, Antjuan Seawright and Molly Hooper.
  • CBSN will stream continuous, live coverage following the CBS News Special Reports, which will also be available to all CBS affiliates.
  • Additionally, CBSN will stream special editions of Red & Blue to highlight the major news out of the hearings each day.
  • CBSN will also stream each hearing in full at 10:30 p.m., ET on Tuesday and Thursday night.
  • CBS News Radio will provide gavel-to-gavel coverage and continuous Special Reports surrounding the hearings.
  • Correspondent Bill Rehkopf will anchor CBS News Radio coverage from Capitol Hill and will be joined by White House correspondent Steven Portnoy and political analyst Leonard Steinhorn.
  • CBS Newspath, CBS News’ newsgathering organization providing news and information to 200+ affiliates nationwide and to broadcasters around the world, will feature extensive coverage and digital content on both the public impeachment hearings.
  • CBS News correspondents Skyler Henry, Nikole Killion and Katherine Johnson will report on the proceedings from the Russell Rotunda.


  • CNN’s coverage of the public impeachment hearing for President Trump before the House Intelligence Committee will air with instant analysis on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Espanol and streamed live in their entirety, on‘s desktop and mobile homepages, as well as across mobile devices via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android.
  • The live streams will also be available on CNN’s YouTube channel.

Fox News Channel:

  • Fox News will present live coverage of the impeachment hearings on Tuesday, Nov.19, Wednesday Nov. 20, and Thursday, Nov. 21.
  • FNC’s coverage will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET, with an extended edition America’s Newsroom leading up to the 9 a.m. hearing, pre-empting the last half hour of Fox & Friends.
  • Leading coverage from Washington, D.C. will be FNC’s chief political anchor Bret Baier alongside Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace.
  • Martha MacCallum will lead coverage from New York alongside Bill Hemmer, Sandra Smith joined by chief White House correspondent John Roberts.
  • Throughout the day, Dana Perino and Juan Williams will also provide commentary and analysis.
  • Former Independent Counsel Ken Starr, and FNC contributor and former Assistant United States Attorney Andrew McCarthy will offer additional legal commentary throughout the network’s special programming.
  • Kevin Corke will report from the White House, while chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel, Congressional reporter Chad Pergram, and correspondents Griff Jenkins and Gillian Turner will provide the latest breaking news live from Capitol Hill.
  • Additionally, FNC will also offer special coverage of the hearings to all Fox TV affiliates nationwide anchored by Harris Faulkner beginning at 9 a.m. ET.


  • MSNBC will air special coverage of the impeachment hearings beginning at 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 19, Wednesday, Nov. 20 and Thursday, Nov. 21.
  • Nicolle Wallace, host of Deadline: White House, will lead the special coverage on Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Brian Williams, host of The 11th Hour, will anchor Wednesday’s coverage along with Wallace.
  • MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent andThe Beat host Ari Melber will join the special coverage throughout the week.

NBC News:

  • NBC News will air a Special Report, beginning at 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, led by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, NBC News Chief Legal Correspondent and Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, and moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News political director Chuck Todd.
  • Additional correspondents, reporters and contributors will provide the latest reporting and analysis across NBC News and MSNBC, including:
    • NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Hallie Jackson and NBC News White House Correspondent Peter Alexander from the White House
    • NBC News White House Correspondent Geoff Bennett from Capitol Hill
    • NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete Williams
    • NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel from London
    • Claire McCaskill, Former U.S. Senator (D-Mo.), NBC News & MSNBC Political Analyst
    • Michael McFaul, Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, NBC News & MSNBC International Affairs Analyst
    • NBC News & MSNBC Legal Analysts:
      • Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal
      • Former US Attorney & Senior FBI Official Chuck Rosenberg
      • Former DOJ Prosecutor, NYU Law Professor Andrew Weissmann
      • University Professor at The New School Maya Wiley
      • Former U.S. Attorney, Professor at the University of Alabama School of Law, Joyce Vance