ABC News’ chief anchor George Stephanopoulos will lead its coverage of the first presidential debate on Monday. Stephanopoulos will be based in New York during the 9-11 PM ET debate being held at Hofstra University. Among those participating in the network’s coverage from New York, Washington, D.C. and at the university are World News Tonight anchor David Muir, This Week with George Stephanopoulos co-anchor Martha Raddatz, chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, World News Tonight Saturday Anchor/senior national correspondent Cecilia Vega, World News Tonight Sunday anchor and correspondent Tom Llamas, Nightline co-anchor Byron Pitts, political analyst Cokie Roberts and special correspondent Matthew Dowd.
Following the debate, on Nightline, co-anchor Dan Harris will recap and cover reaction from the spin room.
ABC News Digital will have live coverage throughout the day from anchors and correspondents at Hofstra University, inside the spin room, as well as watch parties across the country. As part of a partnership announced earlier this week, ABC News’ digital coverage of the debates will be streamed live on Facebook and will incorporate viewers’ comments, questions and conversations in the Facebook Live coverage. ABC News Radio will provide extensive coverage of the first Presidential debate with ABC News Radio correspondent Aaron Katersky anchoring from Hofstra University and reporting from ABC News’ Brad Mielke.
ABC NewsOne, the affiliate news service for ABC News, will provide live reports from the debate site from correspondents Marci Gonzalez and Stephanie Ramos as well as analysis from Cokie Roberts for more than 200 ABC affiliates and partners.
Marc Burstein is the senior executive producer of ABC News Special Events.