‘PBS NewsHour’ announces election night plans

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“PBS NewsHour” will kick off its 2020 election night coverage at 6 p.m. eastern Nov. 3, 2020 on most PBS member stations.

Anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff will helm coverage from WETA’s studios in Arlington, Virginia.

The normal edition of “PBS NewsHour” and the “NewsHour West Update” will both be pre-empted by the special coverage.

Senior national correspondent Amna Nawaz, Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins and The Cook Political Report national editor Amy Walter will join Woodruff in studio.

Joining remotely will be correspondent Yamiche Alcindor at the White House; national correspondent John Yang at the Biden-Harris Election Day campaign location; correspondent and PBS NewsHour West anchor Stephanie Sy in Arizona; national correspondent William Brangham; foreign affairs and defense correspondent Nick Schifrin; senior digital political reporter Dan Bush in Pennsylvania; PBS NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Jeff Greenfield; Washington Week moderator and managing editor Robert Costa; syndicated columnist Mark Shields; and New York Times columnist David Brooks.

PBS will also stream its coverage on its digital platforms.

PBS’s announcement did not indicate how long it intends to stay on air. Most other major networks will remain on air into the early morning hours of Nov. 4, 2020 and continue with day after coverage then.