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10.28.2021

CBS NEWS AND STATIONS TO PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE, MULTIPLATFORM COVERAGE ON ELECTION DAY 2021

 

CBSN WILL STREAM LIVE COVERAGE ALL DAY AND NIGHT, INCLUDING A SPECIAL EDITION OF “RED AND BLUE” AT 5:00 PM, ET


CBSNEWS.COM WILL FEATURE A LIVE BLOG, POLLING DATA AND IN-DEPTH NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTION COVERAGE


CBS MORNINGS,” “CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL” AND “FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN” TO DELIVER ON-THE-GROUND COVERAGE FROM CLOSELY WATCHED RACES


CBS STATIONS WILL COVER THE NEW YORK CITY, BOSTON AND MINNEAPOLIS MAYORAL ELECTIONS, NEW JERSEY GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION AND THE POSSIBLE REMOVAL OF THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

CBS News and Stations will deliver robust, multiplatform coverage on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, across all broadcasts and platforms. CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 live streaming news service, will provide coverage from reporters on the ground in Virginia and New Jersey, following the governor’s races there, and a team of journalists in studio and across the country offering context, analysis, polling and reporting as the votes come in for closely watched elections in New York City, New Jersey, Boston and Minneapolis.

In addition to comprehensive Election Day coverage all day and night, long after the polls close, CBSN will stream a special edition of its daily politics show RED & BLUE (5:00 PM, ET), anchored by CBSN’s Elaine Quijano and CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City, with CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed O’Keefe in Virginia. They will be joined in New York by CBSN anchor Lana Zak and CBS News elections and surveys director Anthony Salvanto providing real-time analyses and projections from the Decision Desk as votes come in, along with CBS News exit polls with updates and news from the key races. 

CBSN’s Election Day coverage will include reporting from Ed O’Keefe in Virginia and CBS News political reporter Adam Brewster in New Jersey. This off-year election includes the regular gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia, in addition to statewide seats up for grabs in both states and mayoral races. Two of six special elections to the House of Representatives will also take place on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

CBS-owned stations and their streaming and digital platforms will provide extensive coverage of key local and state races in the communities they serve. WCBS-TV, WLNY-TV, CBSN New York and CBSNewYork.com will report on the New York City mayoral election and New Jersey gubernatorial election. KYW-TV, WPSG-TV, CBSN Philly and CBSPhilly.com will also cover the New Jersey election. WBZ-TV, WSBK-TV, CBSN Boston and CBSBoston.com will feature coverage of the Boston mayoral election. And one year following the death of George Floyd, WCCO-TV, CBSN Minnesota and CBSMinnesota.com will report on the Minneapolis mayoral election and a possible amendment to the Minneapolis City Charter that would remove the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a Department of Public Safety.

CBSNews.com will offer a special live blog that details up-to-the-minute election updates, including sidebar and explainers for each race.

CBS MORNINGS (7:00-9:00 AM) and the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL (6:30-7:00 PM, ET) will deliver the latest news surrounding Election Day from the team of journalists in the field, including reporting and analysis from Major Garrett, Ed O’Keefe and Nancy Chen. Last week, O’Keefe interviewed Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe for CBS MORNINGS to discuss his opponent Republican Glen Youngkin and the top issues in the close race; click here to watch. Earlier this week, O'Donnell offered a report on how independent voters in Virginia will be a key factor in such a tight race; click here to watch.

On Sunday, Oct. 31, FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN (10:30 AM, ET / check local listings) and moderator Margaret Brennan will preview the pivotal governor’s race in Virginia between Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe and Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin.

CBS News Radio will provide stations with special reports and updates on all the key races throughout the evening on Election Night and the following morning. CBS News Radio correspondent Jim Krasula will report from Virginia.

CBS Newspath will provide coverage of the governor’s races in Virginia and New Jersey to its 200+ affiliates nationwide and to broadcasters around the world. CBS News correspondent Laura Podesta will offer live reports on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3; correspondent Natalie Brand will be in Virginia on Election Day and report the results as they come in throughout the night.

 

About CBS News and Stations:  

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, CBSN, CBSN Local platforms, local websites and CBSNews.com, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, CBSN, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations also produces the award-winning 60 MINUTES+ for Paramount+. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network, CBSNews.com, CBSN, CBS News Radio and podcasts, CBS Mobile, Paramount + and other digital platforms. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast network.

 

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