Scripps Puts Focus on Politics Ahead of Midterm Elections

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Scripps stations are devoted 100 minutes a week to political coverage leading up to this year’s midterm elections.

The coverage will range from one-on-one interviews to in-depth pieces.

“News viewers from San Diego to Nashville to Tampa and beyond will be better informed through our stations’ ‘100 minutes’ commitment to political coverage in their own markets and as ‘The Race’ takes a look at election issues on a national scale,” said Sean McLaughlin, vp of news, local media.


This year, various markets plan to host to 16 governors’ races; 12 U.S. Senate races and approximately 100 Congressional races.

In addition to that, 22 Scripps stations will air the company’s Sunday news show called The Race, which debuted in the 2016 election season. It will be hosted by Chris Stewart, a national anchor for Scripps.

The following Scripps stations will air “The Race” on Sundays at the following times:

KGTV San Diego – 4 p.m.
KGUN Tucson – 5:30 a.m.
KIVI Boise – 5:30 a.m.
KJRH Tulsa – 4 a.m.
KMGH Denver – 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
KMTV Omaha – 6:30 a.m.
KNXV Phoenix – 9:30 a.m.
KSAW Twin Falls – 5:30 a.m.
KSHB Kansas City – 1 p.m.
KTNV Las Vegas – 9:30 a.m.
WGBA Green Bay – 11:05 p.m.
WMAR Baltimore – 12:30 p.m.
WTVF Nashville – 4 a.m.
WXYZ Detroit – 12 p.m.
WFTS Tampa – 11:30 a.m.
WFTX Fort Myers – 11 p.m.
WPTV West Palm – 10:30 a.m.
WCPO Cincinnati – 11:30 a.m.
WTMJ Milwaukee – 5 a.m.
WKBW Buffalo – 11:30 a.m.
WRTV Indianapolis – 5:30 a.m.
WEWS Cleveland – 5:30 a.m.