U.S. Election 9News Special Coverage

The Nine Network will broadcast Australia’s most comprehensive coverage of the U.S. election featuring the country’s most experienced political commentators in a Nine News special event on Wednesday, November 9. 

An extended edition of the TODAY show will start the day’s coverage with regular crosses to the United States for the latest news from the polling booths. 

This will lead into Nine’s dedicated broadcast of the election, starting at 11.00am. 

TODAY host and Australia’s foremost live reporter, Karl Stefanovic, will front Nine’s coverage live from the heart of the action at our specially created studio in New York’s Times Square. 

Nine News Political Editor and Walkley Award-winning journalist Laurie Oakes will spearhead Nine’s team of experts. With more than 50 years of covering politics, Oakes is Australia’s best political mind and has a grasp of the American political scene that is second to none among Australian journalists. 

Nine’s coverage will draw upon the enormous resources of ABC America. We will bring viewers access to their cutting-edge technology that will provide up-to-the-second results. 

Robert Penfold, Australia’s most experienced North American correspondent, will bring a unique perspective to Nine’s broadcast. Australian born and bred, Penfold has been with Nine for 40 years, the last 20 living with his family in Los Angeles. Penfold is unrivalled in his ability to bridge both worlds and has an understanding of America that is unparalleled among Australian reporters. He will report from the Clinton campaign headquarters in New York. 

Nine’s U.S. correspondent, Laura Turner, will provide regular updates from the Trump camp, also in New York. 

Our coverage will include expert analysis from Harlan Hill, widely regarding as one of America’s sharpest political wits. 

Nine’s Tom Steinfort will also report live from New York on the reaction to the day’s events from everyday Americans. 

We will also cross regularly to Washington D.C. and to key swing states such as Florida. 

Back in Australia, Peter Overton will anchor the local coverage, bringing viewers the reaction from our country and its leaders as it happens. 

Our coverage will continue throughout the day, rolling into Nine’s Afternoons News at 4.00pm. 

The results of the election will have an enormous bearing for Australia, impacting on everything from our economy to our military ties with America. 

As the U.S. votes on who will become the most important person in the world, this Nine News special will provide a broadcast that is without rival for the experience and insight it has assembled.




Wednesday, November 9, from 11.00am



Friday, November 4, 2016  

For further information:
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