ABC News and Apple News are partnering for joint coverage of the 2020 election, the two companies announced Monday morning.
The “up-to-the minute coverage of key events” will be available in the Apple News app on Apple devices like iPhones and iPads.
The coverage will begin in February and extend through the presidential inauguration in January 2021, covering everything in between, including Super Tuesday, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, debates, the election and more.
“Access to quality news and trusted information is always important, and never more so than in an election year,” Apple News Editor in Chief Lauren Kern said in a statement Monday. “We’re proud to partner with ABC News to present the millions of people who use Apple News each day with dynamic live coverage and responsible analysis during the major news moments of the 2020 election.”
James Goldston, president of ABC News, said, “This election is one of the most consequential in modern history, and this unprecedented partnership with Apple News will deliver our world-class political journalism to more people than ever before.”
The first clue that the two companies would be joining forces came last week, when the Democratic National Committee announced the first four primary debates of 2020. The Feb. 7 debate in Manchester, N.H., will be hosted by ABC, WMUR-TV and Apple News.