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10.10.2018

CBS NEWS WILL DELIVER COMPREHENSIVE REPORTING ACROSS ALL CBS NEWS PLATFORMS ON MIDTERM ELECTION NIGHT, NOV. 6

CBS News Anchors Norah O’Donnell, Jeff Glor, Gayle King, John Dickerson, and Bianna Golodryga Will Lead Coverage and Analysis with a Team of CBS News Journalists Reporting from Across the Country Airing 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM, ET

CBSN Begins Special Coverage at 5:00 PM, ET Led by Elaine Quijano

CBS News will deliver comprehensive coverage and original reporting on midterm election night, Nov. 6, on the CBS Television Network; CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 live streaming news service; and all CBS News platforms including CBS Radio and CBSNews.com. Coverage starts on the CBS Television Network at 8:00 PM with a special primetime update and will continue from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM, ET. CBSN coverage begins at 5:00 PM, ET.

The 2018 midterm is shaping up to be one of the most important off-year elections in recent history, and we’ll be focused on keeping viewers informed of not only the results, but the motivation behind the votes and how this election will impact Americans’ lives,” said Mary Hager, executive producer of CBS News’ midterm election night 2018 coverage and FACE THE NATION. “CBS News has the unique ability to offer a full menu of options across our news platforms – whether you follow CBS News on television, radio or on our digital platforms, CBSNews.com and our streaming network, CBSN, our viewers will have access to up-to-the minute election results and analysis, no matter where they are.”

CBS THIS MORNING co-hosts Norah O’Donnell, Gayle King, John Dickerson, Bianna Golodryga and CBS EVENING NEWS anchor Jeff Glor will lead the Network’s comprehensive coverage from Campaign 2018 headquarters at Studio 57 at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York.

The CBS News Decision Desk will make projections throughout the night. CBS News’ director of elections and surveys, Anthony Salvanto, will use his extensive experience in analyzing polling data points to make the projections. The CBS News congressional desk will be led by chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes and political correspondent Ed O’Keefe. CBS THIS MORNING SATURDAY co-host Anthony Mason will provide analysis of CBS News exit polls from across the country. CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett and White House correspondent Weijia Jiang will also be contributing to the political coverage.

CBS News will also have a team of correspondents contributing live reports and original reporting from across the country, based in the states featuring key Senate, House and gubernatorial races.

Coverage on CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service, will begin at 5:00 PM, ET, led by CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano. CBSN’s around-the-clock coverage throughout election night will be available for free across all digital platforms and will include a simulcast of some of the Network’s live coverage.

Coordinating political coverage, both in the run-up to the midterms and for 2020, are CBS News vice president and Washington bureau chief Chris Isham and political director Caitlin Conant.

CBS News will continue to report on the concerns and views of voters across the country. Some of the initiatives CBS News has launched and will continue through Election Day include:

  • CBS THIS MORNING’s ongoing series ISSUES THAT MATTER – a forum for original reporting and conversations with newsmakers about issues voters care about most, including health care, education, job creation and the economy, and national security.

  • Voter Focus Groups – CBS News led discussions with voters in key battleground states about issues facing the country including the economy, healthcare, President Trump’s performance, the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and the role of women in the 2018 election. Since this past May, CBS News has conducted focus groups in Arizona, Miami, Las Vegas, and Virginia.

  • Battleground Tracker – CBS News along with YouGov will continue to poll voters from key states and House districts through Election Day, and offer the most comprehensive look at the midterms, the key issues, and key voter groups in the places it really matters. CBS News’ Battleground Tracker House Estimate shows the current contest seat by seat, and the latest Battleground Trackers from Sunday on CBS’ FACE THE NATION highlighted Texas, Arizona and Tennessee while recent versions looked at Missouri and Montana. An updated House Estimate is scheduled to be released on Sunday, Oct. 14.

  • CBS News Polls CBS News’ polls take a deep dive into understanding how Americans feel about policy issues on topics from the impact of President Trump’s tariffs to reactions to the Trump-Putin summit, the economy, and the forces motivating Americans in this pivotal year.

  • The CBS EVENING NEWS WITH JEFF GLOR in Battleground States Glor will travel to states with competitive races for comprehensive, on-the-ground coverage leading up to the midterm elections. Glor will anchor coverage from battleground states including Texas, Missouri and Florida this month for expanded, on-the-ground coverage of Campaign 2018.

  • Local Matters CBSN’s ongoing series of reports from local journalists across the country deliver unique perspectives on the cultural, social and policy issues driving voter choice within each state.

  • Campaign 2018: Election Hacking CBSN delivers a weekly series tackling real threats and dispelling myths related to election security. From social media influence campaigns to databases, voting machines and critical infrastructure attacks, the series delivers original reporting from CNET’s Dan Patterson and the CBSN team.

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Press Contact:

Michelle Exner

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ExnerM@cbsnews.com