New Hampshire Primary: Your Guide to TV Coverage

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Cable news networks are going all out for the New Hampshire primary election, sending everyone from correspondents to primetime stars to the Granite State.

Broadcast news organizations aren’t going quite as extreme, but you can still expect your favorite newscaster to be live from Manchester or Washington, D.C. for the nation’s first primary of 2016.

Want to know what to expect from your favorite channel? TheWrap has you covered with our roundup of New Hampshire primary election coverage.

Fox News Channel
Fox News has moved the majority of its talent to New Hampshire with “Fox & Friends,” “America’s Newsroom,” “Shepard Smith Reporting,” “Your World,” “The Five, Special Report,” “On the Record,” “The Kelly File” and “Hannity” all broadcasting live from Manchester on Tuesday.

“America’s Election Headquarters” kicks off at 5 p.m. PT/8 ET with Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly reporting primary results. “The O’Reilly Factor” will have a special live edition at 8 p.m. PT/11 ET to analyze the results.

CNN’s live coverage throughout the day includes anchors Brooke Baldwin, John Berman, Erin Burnett, Kate Bouldan, Alisyn Camerota, Chris Cuomo, Dana Bash and Jake Tapper from Manchester.

“America’s Choice 2016: The New Hampshire Primary” coverage begins at 4 p.m. PT/ 7 ET, anchored by Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper live from the CNN Election Center in Washington, D.C. John King will report throughout the night from the D.C. Magic Wall.

CNN correspondents including Brianna Keilar, Jeff Zeleny, Jim Acosta, Sara Murray, Sunlen Serfaty, Manu Raju, Athena Jones, and Phil Mattingly will report live from New Hampshire from the campaigns. Randi Kaye will be live from South Carolina where she will lead a focus group.

Gloria Borger, Nia-Malika Henderson, David Axelrod, Michael Smerconish, Van Jones, S.E. Cupp, Michael Nutter and Jeffrey Lord and other CNN correspondents will alos provide insight throughout the day.

Rachel Maddow and Brian Williams return to anchor MSNBC’s Place for Politics 2016” coverage live from Manchester beginning at 3 p.m. PT/ 6 ET. Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd will be on hand to provide commentary, with Chris Matthews stationed at JD’s Tavern in Manchester reporting throughout the night.

Chris Hayes, Lawrence O’Donnell, Joy Reid, The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson and Republican strategist Steve Schmidt will analyze the results with Steve Kornacki tracking the polls. “Morning Joe” will also broadcast from JD’s Tavern, followed by Savannah Guthrie joining Todd for “MSNBC live.”

MSNBC sent talent to various campaign headquarters. Gabe Guttierez from Marco Rubio’s campaign, Tamron Hall from John Kasich’s campaign, Kasie Hunt from Bernie Sanders’ campaign, Hallie Jackson from Ted Cruz’s campaign, Kelly O’Donnell from Chris Christie’s campaign, Katy Tur from Donald Trump’s campaign, and Kristen Welker live from Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Tony Dokoupil, Chris Jansing, Kate Snow and Jacob Soboroff will also provide reports throughout the day.

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos hosts “Your Voice, Your Vote” at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 ET. David Muir will anchor “World News Tonight” from Manchester, while Dan Harris and Juju Chang will anchor special wrap edition of “Nightline”

ABC News will also have live anchored coverage across its digital platforms, including & ABC News’ mobile and OTT apps with live analysis from ABC News reporters in the field and at candidate events. Matthew Dowd and LZ Granderson will host digital show “Strait Talk” starting at 4 p.m. PT/ 7 ET and immediately following results.

Lester Holt will anchor “NBC Nightly News” live from Manchester with live updates for every time zone, as well as network special reports as the results come in.

John Dickerson, Nancy Cordes and Major Garrett will be in New Hampshire reporting across all CBS platforms. Scott Pelley will anchor live, primetime updates throughout the night with hits scheduled during the 8 p.m and 10 p.m. ET hours. CBS News will also provide special West Coast update with late results, including an updated Western edition of “CBS Evening News.”

Fox Business Network

FBN will set up shop at Saint Anselm College in Manchester. Trish Regan will anchor a special edition of the “Intelligence Report” featuring interviews with prominent New Hampshire executives and politicians. FBN’s Neil Cavuto will then host a special edition of “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” beginning at 4:55 p.m. PT/ 7:55 ET with primary coverage and analysis as the results come in.


CNBC’s chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood and CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow will have the latest from the campaign trail throughout the day.