Steve Kornacki to Host MSNBC Midterm Election Special The Kornacki Countdown

By Mark Mwachiro 

The Khakis and the big board are back!

With the 2022 midterm elections fast approaching, NBC News and MSNBC National Political Correspondent Steve Kornacki will host an election special, The Kornacki Countdown, focusing on the balance of power in Congress and state houses across the country.

Over the course of four Fridays, Kornacki will use his famed Big Board to dissect the most recent polling in the critical races that will determine control of the Senate and the House. He’ll track the latest trendlines, explore the data collected from the early vote and follow the most critical governor races nationwide. 


Kornacki will be joined by a panel of campaign experts and analysts to examine the various pathways to victory for both parties. The Kornacki Countdown will also feature live on-the-ground reports from NBC News correspondents fanned out across the U.S. to examine the pulse of the candidates in the final weeks of their campaigns.

Kornacki will also continue to provide his insights and analysis in the Countdown to Midterms newsletter and on

The Kornacki Countdown premieres Friday, October 14, at 10 p.m. ET.