Scripps Ups Commitment to Political Coverage

By Kevin Eck 

E.W. Scripps Company says it’s committing 100 minutes of political coverage each week in the 45 days leading up to election day.

Political correspondent Mike Sacks will lead the coverage. One of the founding hosts of HuffPost Live, Sacks covered Congress for the National Law Journal/Legal Times.

“Mike is well-known and well-respected as a political journalist,” said Sean McLaughlin, vp of news for Scripps. “He will track down the stories that matter most to our local markets. He has deep knowledge of the national political scene and will follow the national races closely. Mike also is a sensitive journalist who will provide context and impact for our audiences all across the country.”

As part of the plan, Sacks will report for The Now and his stories will appear on more than 20 Scripps local stations, online and on mobile platforms.

Scripps also says it will continue to partner with PolitiFact to check out accuracy of claims in political ads.

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