WGN News will offer continuous coverage of the U.S. Senate, gubernatorial and congressional races for Illinois, and the Cook County Board President race on WGN-TV, WGNtv.com, CLTV, CLTV.com and WGN America on Election Night, Tuesday, November 2, 2010 starting at 5pm until completion of the races.
- 5pm: WGN News election coverage will begin on WGN Evening News with Mark Suppelsa and Lourdes Duarte on WGN-TV and WGNtv.com with election news and reports from around the state.
- 6pm: WGN Political analyst Paul Lisnek will host a live call-in program on CLTV, which will stream live on WGNtv.com and CLTV.com
- 7-9pm: WGN Election Night coverage continues on CLTV with streaming on WGNtv.com and CLTV.com. WGN News’ Mark Suppelsa and Micah Materre will anchor.
- 9-10pm: WGN-TV and WGN America join CLTV, WGNtv.com and CLTV.com for a simulcast. WGN News will have live coverage from more than a dozen campaign locations throughout the Chicago area, downstate Illinois, and Indiana. WGN News’ Mark Suppelsa and Micah Materre will anchor.
- 10pm: Coverage continues on WGN-TV and CLTV, with live streaming on WGNtv.com and CLTV.com, running the rest of election night until major races are decided.
WGN News reporter Sean Lewis will rove the newsroom providing a unique look at election night from the inside. Chicago Tribune columnists John Kass and Clarence Page will be in-studio for live analysis throughout the night. Chicago Tribune cartoonist Scott Stantis will also be in-studio producing political cartoons and commentary. All commentators will participate throughout the night on-air or via live Internet chat.
WGN-TV is Chicago’s CW network affiliate, programming a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment, with most WGN Sports telecasts, WGN News and CW programs in high definition on WGN-DT 9.1. WGN News now programs over 154 hours of news per week (46½ hours on WGN-TV and 108 hours on cable news channel CLTV). In February 2010, WGN-TV became the first Chicago TV station to offer iPhone users live streams of WGN-TV newscasts. Outside the Chicago area, WGN America is carried nationally via cable, telco and satellite. WGN-TV is a Tribune Broadcasting station. For additional information, visit WGN-TV’s website at WGNtv.com