Programming

Morning Shows in Blanket Hurricane Coverage Monday

Network correspondents fan out to report on storm's approach 10/29/2012 07:45:42 AM Eastern

The three network morning shows were in blanket coverage of
Hurricane Sandy Monday morning, with correspondents fanning the field, many
rain-soaked as the storm approaches the East Coast.

ABC's Good Morning
America
branded its show a special edition "GMA Halloween Superstorm" led
by weather anchor Sam Champion in Battery Park City in New York. Chris Cumo and
Josh Elliott were also out in the field in New York reporting on the storm's
effect on transportation, with Jim Avila at Reagan airport in Washington, D.C.
with an update on air travel.

Other ABC News correspondents in the field are Ginger Zee in
Atlantic City, N.J.; Matt Gutman in Nags Head, N.C.; Linsey Davis in Philadelphia, Pa; Ron Caliborne in Long
Island and David Kerley in Maryland. GMA
also interviewed Rick Knabb of the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

CBS This Morning,
the only morning show without a full-time weather anchor, had six
correspondents in the field to cover the Hurricane story including Jeff Glor in
Atlantic City, NJ; Chip Reid in Ocean City, MD; Jim Axelrod in Battery Park City
and John Miller interviewing NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly. 

As the other shows did, CTM
covered the effect of the storm on the presidential campaign with Nancy Cordes
in Orlando, Fla., where the Obama campaign canceled an event and Jan Crawford
in Cleveland with the Romney campaign. Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell
interviewed FEMA director Craig Fugate from the studio.

NBC's Today
featured Al Roker from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ; Lester Holt in Virginia Beach,
VA and Katy Tur in Mystic, CT. From the studio, Matt Lauer interviewed
Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy and Savannah Guthrie talked to FEMA's Fugate
just after his hit on CTM.

In New York City, Today was preempted around 7:30 a.m. with
local news coverage from NBC.

 

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