That is the way you see the 2020 election outcomes
It was a chaotic and mostly controversial election year. Donald Trump and Joe Biden, along with their respective runmates Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, have spent the past few months pushing their presidential campaigns, and in that time Americans have probably seen enough debates and town halls to last a lifetime. But after all, election day is here and all the major news organizations will be reporting on what will likely be a very long night.
While millions of Americans have already submitted their ballots by mail or early voting, there are many more votes on Tuesday as the day progresses. Because of the nature of these elections, the networks will start reporting early in the day and plan to continue until the wee hours of the morning, even later than in previous years.
All major broadcast networks, including CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox, are expected to broadcast prime-time coverage of election night, and cable news such as CNN, MSNBC and Fox News will cover the election around the clock. Below are the networks that have announced special election reports for the day.
This post will be updated as more programming and streaming options are announced.
ABC News will air special election day primetime coverage on Tuesday, November 3, starting at 7 p.m. ET on ABC. George Stephanopoulos will lead coverage from New York City, along with World News Tonight host David Muir, ABC News Live Prime host Linsey Davis and the ABC News political team. The streaming coverage will be available on ABC News Live starting the morning of Election Day at 7 a.m.CET. The streaming news channel will partner with ABC News in prime time and then stream breaking news and election results overnight and into the morning while the vote count continues.
CBS will begin reporting on election day at 7 a.m. ET on CBS This Morning. The coverage continues throughout the day and late into the night. Norah O’Donnell anchors starting at 7 p.m. ET. Gayle King, Margaret Brennan, John Dickerson and Ed O’Keefe will also report, while Major Garrett will provide live analysis of the exit polls. Maria Elena Salinas will report on election trends while Nancy Cordes will provide information on the races in the Senate and House of Representatives. Reince Priebus and Valerie Jarrett provide analysis and insight, while David Becker brings in legal expertise to help viewers understand potential voting issues and challenges. CBSNews.com offers live digital coverage, including streaming and live blogs.
FOX News will report on election night from 6 p.m. (CET), with Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum jointly anchoring FOX News Democracy 2020. Chris Wallace, Brit Hume, Dana Perino, Juan Williams, and political contributors Donna Brazile and Karl Rove and Katie Pavlich will provide analysis and commentary with Baier and MacCallum. Bill Hemmer will be on deck to break down the results, while Shannon Bream and Jon Scott will anchor together overnight from 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. FOX & Friends will kick off an early edition of the program on Wednesday at 5 a.m. Also be digital on FoxNews.com and the Fox Mobile app. Fox News Radio will begin special coverage at 6 p.m.
Fox business news
Starting Tuesday, November 3rd at 7:00 p.m. ET, Business News presenter and editor-in-chief Neil Cavuto will lead the special program titled FOX Business Network Presents Democracy 2020: Election Night. It will be broadcast from the FBN headquarters in New York City and will provide live updates and responses to the domestic and international market once the results are in all night. Cavuto is accompanied by a rotating group of FBN business and policy experts including Global Markets Editor Maria Bartiromo, hosts Lou Dobbs, Charles Payne, Gerry Baker, Elizabeth MacDonald and Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery, and Senior Correspondent Charlie Gasparino and Robert Wolf real-time responses and in-depth analysis of how the night’s results could affect viewers’ finances, Wall Street and the global economy.
NBC News will air special election coverage of “Decision 2020” beginning November 3 at 7:00 p.m. and November 4 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell will anchor the coverage throughout the night, while Kate Snow will be included in coverage from 2 a.m.CET. On NBC Nightly News, correspondents in critical battlefield states will speak to voters about their most important issues. In the digital arena, NBC will have live scores, live blog updates and live streaming on both NBCNews.com and MSNBC.com, as well as the NBC News mobile app for iOS and Android and the NBC News apps on connected TVs provide.
MSNBC will begin its coverage of special elections at 4:00 p.m. CET with Nicole Wallace anchored, followed by Chris Hayes’ coverage at 5:00 p.m. CET. Starting at 6 p.m. ET, Rachel Maddow, Brian Williams, Joy Reid, and Wallace will be reporting throughout the night. Steve Kornacki will be stationed on the Big Board all night, breaking the votes and the latest results from state to state, while Hayes, Lawrence O’Donnell and Ari Melber will contribute all night. MSNBC will continue its coverage into the wee hours of the morning and anchored by Katy Tur and Ayman Mohyeldin.
C-SPAN will report live on the election night from Tuesday, November 3rd at 9:00 p.m. (CET) and run through the night on Wednesday, November 4th, until 7:00 a.m. (CET). Greta Brawner and Peter Slen will host from 9:00 p.m. (ET) to 3:00 p.m. (CET) and Jessica Taylor of the Cook Political Report will meet to discuss the Senate earlier in this period. Bill Scanlan will then host from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET. Election coverage will continue on Wednesday from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (CET) during the Washington Journal call-in program signed by C-SPAN.
PBS NewsHour will begin live coverage of the election at 6 p.m. ET. It will be broadcast on PBS channels and on PBS NewsHour’s digital and social platforms including pbs.org/newshour, pbs.org, the PBS Video App and on PBS NewsHour’s social media accounts, including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter .
Just like in 2016, Stephen Colbert will be performing a live Election Night Special on Showtime titled Stephen Colbert’s 2020 Election Night: The Last Stand of Democracy: Make America Great Again 2020. Throughout the special, Colbert will speak to guests including Charlamagne, Der Gott, Alex Wagner, John Heilemann, and Mark McKinnon. The one-hour special begins at 11 p.m. ET.
The Daily Show host Trevor Noah will host a one-hour election night special, Votegasm 2020: What Could Go Wrong (Again), on Nov. 3 from 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT. Noah will offer news and analysis of the results and will also interview guests. The special will also feature the Daily Show’s news team, including Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta, Desi Lydic, Dulcé Sloan, Jaboukie Young-White and Roy Wood Jr., with special coverage by Jordan Klepper.
Telemundo begins at 7 p.m. with the anchors José Díaz-Balart, Felicidad Aveleyra, Julio Vaqueiro, Vanessa Hauc and Paulina Sodi. The live coverage will also be streamed on NoticiasTelemundo.com and the network’s new mobile app. Telemundo also works with its sister network NBC News on the NBC News Decision Desk team.
Univision News’ special election coverage, Destino 2020 Presenta: La Gran Noche, will begin at 7:00 p.m. (CET). It will be broadcast live on all of the network’s digital platforms, with a particular focus on coverage of Latinx elected representatives and the Latinx vote in a special segment called El Poder Latino. Ilia Calderón and Jorge Ramos will anchor the special program and will be accompanied by correspondents and analysts nationwide. The coverage can also be viewed on the Univision Noticias YouTube page.