ELECTION 2012: WGN News Is the Only Chicago TV Station Providing Continuous Live, Local Election Coverage Starting 7pm
WGN News will offer extensive coverage of the 2012 presidential election as well as all of Chicago’s local races on Tuesday, November 6 on WGN Morning News, WGN Midday News, WGN Evening News and WGN News at Nine. WGN News at Nine will expand its coverage until the presidential race has come to completion. This coverage will be simulcast on CLTV and WGNtv.com. Viewers can join the conversation on Twitter at @wgnnews and via the hashtag #wgn2012.
Official coverage begins at 5pm on WGN News at Five with anchor Lourdes Duarte showcasing our new, fully digital set. WGN-TV will be live with President Barack Obama in Chicago as he watches the results come in, at his rally and with him while he greets supporters. WGN will also have LIVE coverage from the Romney headquarters in Boston.
At 6pm, the action moves to CLTV where commentator Paul Lisnek will continue coverage on Politics Tonight on CLTV. Lisnek previously served as the Assistant Dean at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law and has held the position of WGN Political Analyst since 2008 as well as CLTV Political Analyst since 2009.
Beginning at 7pm, WGN-TV will cover the local, hotly contested Congressional District races including the 8th District between Tammy Duckworth and Joe Walsh, the 10th District between Brad Schneider and Bob Dold, and one of the most-watched Congressional races in the country: the 11th District between Bill Foster and Judy Biggert. WGN-TV will also be live at the headquarters of Jesse Jackson Jr. and at the Illinois House race between Derrick Smith and Lance Tyson. During this time, Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page, John Kass and political cartoonist Scott Stantis will be on-set with anchors Micah Materre and Mark Suppelsa.
Following the results of the 2012 Presidential Election, a special edition of Politics Tonight will air on CLTV.