Newsers Prepare for Big Snow

By Mark Joyella 

The mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, warned of a snowstorm “the likes of which we’ve never seen before,” with potentially three feet of snow falling on New York and parts of New England. The forecast sent network and cable news managers into Sunday afternoon planning mode, with decisions to be made on coverage–and staffing, especially as the snow will impact directly on networks’ Manhattan headquarters and studios.

CNN and Fox News carried the mayor’s news conference, while MSNBC stayed with “Caught on Camera.” Fox News tells TVNewser senior correspondent Rick Leventhal and David Lee Miller will be reporting live on the storm from Long Island, with Molly Line live in Massachusetts.

We’ve reached out to CNN and MSNBC on coverage plans, and will update as we learn more.

Update: Fox News tells TVNewser Monday morning coverage of the storm will be led by the FNC weather team, including Janice Dean and Maria Molina. In addition to Leventhal, Miller and Line, FNC’s Doug McKelway will report on flight cancellations nationwide and overseas, and Laura Ingle will provide updates on the power grid.