Broadcasting Election Night


If you’re thinking about election coverage….



ABC Coverage starts at 8pm. News 8 will cut in with local updates every 30 minutes until 11pm. If additional local election coverage is warranted, News 8 will cut into ABC national coverage. Complete local news at 11pm. If coverage is warranted after 11:35pm, they will cut into programming.


Complete News 8 local coverage will begin at 8pm. The Capitol Report team will provide analysis as the night unfolds and the results come in. Complete local news at 10pm.


All day – stories about Election Day, video content, push to vote, the candidates, etc

7p: Instagram Live setting up the night and previewing Election Coverage

7:30p-8p: Capitol Report analysis on Facebook Live

8p-11p: Facebook Live WCTX stream for local election results

8p-11p: Twitter Live WCTX stream for local election results

NBC Connecticut

NBC national coverage begins at 8pm and during this time, NBC Connecticut will have extensive live cut ins with breaking results and reports from across the state. Anchoring the evening are Keisha Grant and Mike Hydeck with political insight provided by Max Reiss and Gerry Brooks. Also, complete local coverage live stream starting at 8pm on and the NBC Connecticut app.


Full team coverage on evening shows at 4 and 5p, covering the big races and voting around the state, and some expert analysis from both sides of the aisle.

Live coverage on Facebook starting at 8pm. Will cut in to evening programming if events warrant with a major race.

Live, full team coverage on our 10p/11p newscasts – and what happens with the races will dictate the night.


Eyewitness News will be on air, and streaming live on the channel 3 app and Facebook with coverage when the polls close in Connecticut at 8pm.  Dennis House and Denise D’Ascenzo will anchor from the main desk, with Kara Sundlun covering all the latest breaking developments, locally and nationally from our Hot Race Desk and Mark Zinni and Erin Connolly tracking emerging trends the balance of power at the State Capitol and in Washington. They will be joined by a number of political analysts in studio including 2018 Gubernatorial Candidates David Stemerman and Joe Ganim. Mark Zinni and Erin Connolly will anchor a special Election Night Edition of Eyewitness News at 11, with a complete wrap up of the last results from around Connecticut and across the Country.

News 12

Coverage starts at 8 pm. Mark Sudol will be in studio with analysts Bob Frankel and Joe McGee.

Reporters at Lamont, Stefanowski, Himes and Hayes Headquarters.


7-10 pm  Ray Dunaway and Todd Feinberg in-studio, joined from 7:30-9:30 pm by Dr. Ken Long, Professor of History and Political Science at University of St Joseph from 7:30-9:30pm..  Joe D’Ambrosio hosts from 10 pm on.

Bill Pearce anchors newscasts, and reporters Matt Dwyer, Chris Frances, Mike Guerrera and Will Purcell cover the gubernatorial and senate races;Kristen Tureck and Mike Lyle will cover the 5th District Congressional race. Aaron Kupec will coordinate coverage from the WTIC Newsroom.


Reporters at GOP and Dem HQ, as well as at Hayes and possibly Santos.  WNPR is also working with reporters from WSHU and the CT Mirror. The station is making a visuals and Instagram push (@wnprnews). Coverage through All Things Considered starting at 4 p.m, then live online (Dankosky, McEnroe, Nalpathanchil) starting at 7 until at least 9, with reporters calling in.