News Networks Send Anchors to Cover Paris Attacks

The major U.S. broadcast networks are all sending their heavy hitters to Paris to anchor coverage of the terrorist attacks.

NBC’s Lester Holt will travel to Paris this weekend along with Savannah Guthrie. Holt will anchor a special report during halftime of the Notre Dame football game, then NBC Nightly News. Guthrie will anchor “Today” from Paris on Monday.

CBS is planning a live edition of “48 Hours” tonight, anchored by Norah O’Donnell in NY, with reports from Scott Pelley in Paris. That will lead into the net’s coverage of tonight’s Democratic presidential debate in Iowa.

Fox News Channel’s Bill Hemmer is heading to Paris along with Geraldo Rivera to anchor their coverage from France, starting Monday at 9AM. Shepard Smith will continue to provide live coverage throughout the weekend. Sean Hannity and Bret Baier are both hosting primetime coverage tonight.

Rivera’s daughter was in the stadium when the explosions went off, which he addressed on the air.

On Fox Business Network, Maria Bartiromo will anchor from Paris on Monday from 5AM to 9AM.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper is heading to Paris as well, where he’ll anchor along with Christiane Amanpour, John Berman and Erin Burnett, among others.

MSNBC will handle coverage through the weekend with a rotating roster of anchors including Chuck Todd, Chris Jansing and Steve Kornacki.

ABC is expected to send David Muir.

John Seigenthaler is anchoring Al Jazeera America’s coverage from Paris, along with Randall Pinkston in New York, for a special report tonight called “The Paris Attacks.”

 

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