Election Night Coverage Guide: Where to Watch Donald Trump v Hillary Clinton

TheWrap details the content and talent of each network

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Cable news networks essentially started their Election Day coverage months ago, but it becomes official on Tuesday when voters decide between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in what is expected to be one of the biggest television news events of all time.

Every major news organization and television network is covering the historic event, but don’t worry if you don’t know where to watch — TheWrap has you covered with our guide to Election Day.


George Stephanopoulos will anchor ABC News’ primetime coverage from the network’s Times Square headquarters starting a 7 p.m. ET.

“World News Tonight” anchor David Muir, “This Week” co-anchor Martha Raddatz, Diane Sawyer, Charles Gibson, Jonathan Karl, Byron Pitts, Terry Moran, Cecilia Vega and Tom Llamas will contribute to the coverage. Robin Roberts and Amy Robach will be at campaign headquarters and Michael Strahan will roam the street of Times Square interviewing voters.

FiveThirtyEight Founder and Editor-in-Chief Nate Silver will provide live on-air analysis of the state-by-state races and overall election. ABC News Digital will have special coverage at ABCNews.com and across mobile, social and OTT services featuring multiple live streams, interactive videos and 360 videos at key polling locations and candidate election parties.


CBS News’ Election Night coverage starts at 6:30 p.m. ET with the “CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley.” Charlie Rose, Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell, Elaine Quijano, Bob Schieffer and CBS News political director John Dickerson will lead the network’s coverage from CBS’ Election Night Headquarters.


Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper, Dana Bash and Anderson Cooper anchor CNN’s “Election Night in America 2016” coverage from the Election Center in the network’s Washington Bureau.

CNN’s live special coverage kicked off on Monday night with an extended hour of “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon” followed by a special overnight edition of “America’s Choice 2016” anchored by Poppy Harlow. Everything on the network is wrapped up in election coverage, including special editions of “New Day” and “OutFront with Erin Burnett.”

John King will report from the network’s Election Center with the CNN Magic Wall, Political Director David Chalian will cover exit polls and Executive Editor of politics Mark Preston will be at the decision desk. Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin will be available throughout the evening to provide commentary and legal analysis.

CNN’s Election Night in America coverage will be streamed live in its entirety on CNN.com’s homepage, across mobile devices via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android, and also on connected televisions via Apple TV and Roku.


“Your Money, Your Vote” kicks off at 7 p.m. ET anchored by CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla and Kelly Evans, with Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and John Harwood, and help from journalists deployed around the country. The network will also broadcast a special election night edition of “Mad Money w/Jim Cramer” at 6 p.m. ET.

CNBC’s early morning programs “Worldwide Exchange” and “Squawk Box” will provide morning-after results and analysis before the markets open on Wednesday.

Fox News Channel

Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly will help unveil a brand new set for “America’s Election Headquarters” at 6 p.m. ET. “On the Record” host Brit Hume, “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace, Tucker Carlson, Karl Rove, Charles Krauthammer and “The Five” co-hosts Dana Perino and Juan Williams will join Kelly and Baier for analysis throughout the night.

Martha MacCallum will report on the exit poll data and Bill Hemmer will break down the results on the electronic “Bill-board.” Carl Cameron and John Roberts will report live from Trump campaign headquarters, while Jennifer Griffin and Mike Emanuel will broadcast live from Clinton campaign headquarters. Fox News will also have correspondents throughout the country contributing to coverage.

Fox News’ website and mobile app will also feature special election breakouts while Jared Halpern anchors coverage on Fox News Radio. Fox News kicked off its election coverage last weekend when special editions of weekday programming aired on Sunday.


“Fox News Special: You Decide 2016: Election Special,” hosted by chief news anchor Shepard Smith will air on all Fox owned and operated affiliates from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. ET. Chris Wallace, Bill Hemmer, Martha MacCallum, Shannon Bream and Trace Gallagher will contribute to the coverage with various Fox News correspondents across the country.

Fox Business Network 

Neil Cavuto will anchor Fox Business’ coverage at 8 p.m. ET. Lou Dobbs and Maria Bartiromo will join Cavuto to provide additional insight and analysis until 1 a.m. ET when David Asman and Melissa Francis pick up coverage.

Liz Claman will assess the balance of power in Congress, and provide updates on reaction from across the country. Blake Burman will provide live coverage from Trump campaign headquarters, while Peter Barnes will report from Clinton campaign HQ.

Fox Biz has gone all-in on election coverage, which started with live programming throughout last weekend. “Mornings with Maria,” Varney & Company,” Cavuto: Coast-to-Coast,” “Intelligence Report with Trish Regan,” “Countdown to the Closing Bell” and “Lou Dobbs Tonight” will all have special editions on Tuesday.


Fusion will cover the election with its “All Def Digital Roast of America” at 9 p.m. ET, hosted by Romany Malco. It will feature Russell Simmons, Bassem Youssef, T.I., Cedric The Entertainer, Nas, Orny Adams, Robert Powell, Aida Rodriguez, Thai Rivera, Dominique, Donnell Rawlings, Earthquake, Helen Hong and a variety of comedians.

Fusion’s news division will offer results and analysis throughout the night, anchored by Alicia Menendez and Nando Vila with Nelufar Hedayat, Andrew Joyce, Jason Johnson and Jorge Ramos.


“NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt, “Today” co-host Savannah Guthrie and “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd anchor the network’s primetime coverage at 7 p.m. ET from NBC News headquarters at Rockefeller Center in New York City. The famed 30 Rock building will be lit red, white and blue while an augmented reality map of the U.S. on the skating rink will turn states red or blue as results come in. NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw, who has covered every presidential election since 1968, will join the coverage to provide additional insight.


Rachel Maddow, Brian Williams and Chris Matthews anchor MSNBC’s primetime coverage starting at 6 p.m. ET. Lawrence O’Donnell, Chris Hayes and Joy Reid will contribute to the coverage from New York.

Andrea Mitchell, Katy Tur, Kristen Welker, Kasie Hunt, Alex Seitz-Wald, Peter Alexander, Jacob Rascon, Benjy Sarlin, Hallie Jackson, Steve Kornacki, Chris Jansing, Anne Thompson, Ron Mott, Thomas Roberts, Kate Snow, Jacob Soboroff, Steve Patterson, Kelly O’Donnell, Mariana Atencio, Gabe Gutierrez, Kerry Sanders, Rehema Ellis, Morgan Radford, Tammy Leitner, Miguel, Alamaguer, Joe Fryer and Gabi Schwartz will be scattered across the country to provide additional coverage across all NBC platforms.


All of MTV’s television, digital and social screens will aim to engage millennial voters on the importance of the election and policy initiatives that affect them starting at 3 p.m. ET. Regular updates from correspondents in Times Square and at each campaign’s headquarters will air on Snapchat, Facebook Live, YouTube and linear TV.

“The People’s Playhouse” will air from the old “TRL” studio in New York City to provide everything from an election confessional booth to a replica of the Oval Office. The network will provide updates throughout the night and go live when the race is called.

MTV News’ Correspondent Gaby Wilson, Deputy Politics Editor Julianne Ross and reporters Meredith Graves, Jane Coaston and Marcus Patrick Ellsworth will anchor coverage while Jamil Smith and Ana Marie Cox are embedded at campaign headquarters.

The Young Turks

The digital newscast will broadcast live on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter simultaneously, making it the only coverage to live stream on all three major platforms. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, Jimmy Dore, Ben Mankiewicz, Michael Shure and other TYT personalities will anchor coverage.

TV One

TV One’s “NewsOne Now” will air a special six-hour live telecast of TV One’s 2016 Election Night Viewing Party from Washington D.C. Roland S. Martin will host the special that aims to focus on the interests of the African-American community nationwide.


“PBS NewsHour” coverage will be co-anchored by managing editors Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill. In addition, John Yang will report on location from the Clinton campaign headquarters and Jeffrey Brown from Trump campaign headquarters while correspondent Hari Sreenivasan will report from Washington, D.C.


Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric and National Political Columnist Matt Bai will lead coverage from New York until the final call comes in, with Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons, Republican strategist Katie Packer and historian Evan Thomas.

Guests and contributors include author J.D. Vance and West Virginia coal miner Bo Copley, conservative commentator Ann Coulter, Jose Antonio Vargas, Black Lives Matter Worcester founder Julius Jones and former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Yahoo’s election night coverage will be available on desktop and mobile, and via the Yahoo app on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox 360. It will also stream on Facebook Live.

TheWrap will update this post as additional information becomes available.