ABC's Sawyer, Stephanopoulos Leading Coverage of Conventions
Net plans 30 hours of live-streamed coverage on ABC/Yahoo platforms
By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 8/16/2012 5:32:55 PM
The duo will anchor an hour each night from 10-11 p.m. during the Republican convention in Tampa on Aug. 28-30 and the Democratic convention in Charlotte on Sept. 4-6. Jonathan Karl, Jake Tapper, David Muir, Cecilia Vega, Matthew Dowd, George Will, Cokie Roberts and Donna Brazile will join them.
Good Morning America co-anchored by Stephanopoulos, World News with Diane Sawyer and Nightline anchored by Terry Moran will all broadcast from the convention sites Tampa and Charlotte.
ABC will tap its partnerships in its convention coverage, with Univision anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas contributing thoughts on the Latino vote as part of the networks' joint venture. The network will also utilize its partnership with Yahoo to produce more than 30 hours of live-streamed coverage during the convention weeks anchored by ABC news political director Amy Walter and Yahoo News Washington bureau chief David Chalian.
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