Election Coverage

Election Coverage

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 8:00pm - 11:59pm

WXXI provides complete coverage on Election Night, Tuesday, November 8. 

Coverage from PBS NewsHour, NPR, and WXXI News begins at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV, AM 1370, WEOS-FM 89.5 (Geneva), and WXXInews.org. Connections’ host Evan Dawson will anchor the night’s coverage beginning at 8 p.m. on AM 1370, WEOS-FM 89.5 (Geneva), and WXXInews.org. From NPR headquarters in Washington, DC, NPR’s Robert Siegel, Audie Cornish, Rachel Martin, and Ari Shapiro will present national coverage including speeches, newsmaker interviews, reports from candidate sites, and analysis from NPR's Political Team.  From WXXI’s newsroom, Dawson will be  joined by Hélène Biandudi Hofer,  host and producer of WXXI-TV’s Need to Know; Donna M. Harris, Ph.D., author, member of the Latino Education Task Force, an advisory board member for Teen Empowerment, and a faculty member at the University of Rochester, Wellesley College, and Lawrence University; Wesley Renfro, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science and Legal Studies at St. John Fisher College; and Anna Garvey, President, UR College Republicans, University of Rochester for analysis of the local races. WXXI’s Capitol Bureau Chief Karen DeWitt will report live from Albany on State races.

On WXXI-TV, PBS NewsHour managing editors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will co-anchor live coverage of election results beginning at 7 p.m.  Joining them will be syndicated columnist Mark ShieldsNew York Times columnist David BrooksCook Political Report's Amy Walter, and Andra Gillespie, Emory University's director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference. PBS NewsHour Weekend anchor Hari Sreenivasan will address down-ticket races and national trends with Nathan Gonzalez, editor and publisher of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report. NewsHour correspondents John Yang and Lisa Desjardins will report from the Clinton and Trump campaign headquarters, respectively, with additional reporting by correspondent William Brangham and online politics editor Dan Bush from the newsroom. WXXI’s Dawson and Biandudi Hofer will be in studio to provide updates on local races at 8:57 p.m., 9:57 p.m., and 10:57 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

On Wednesday, November 9 from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. on AM 1370 and WRUR-FM 88.5  during Morning Edition listeners can hear a wrap up of the results, along with interviews with the candidates and analysis.