ABC NEWS ANNOUNCES SPECIAL COVERAGE OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S FIRST STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS AND DEMOCRATIC RESPONSE ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018
George Stephanopoulos Will Lead Broadcast Coverage from Washington, D.C. with David Muir, Martha Raddatz, Byron Pitts, Jonathan Karl, Cecilia Vega, Tom Llamas and More (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET)
ABC News Features Coverage on ABCNews.com Beginning at 8:15 p.m., ET
ABC News announces special coverage of President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union Address and the Democratic response on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 on the ABC Television Network and ABC News Digital.
Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos will lead broadcast coverage (9:00 – 11:00 p.m., ET) from Washington, D.C. with “World News Tonight” Anchor David Muir, Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and “This Week” Co-anchor Martha Raddatz, “Nightline” Anchor Byron Pitts and Special Correspondent Matthew Dowd on what to expect from the speech and news following the remarks.
ABC News’ powerhouse political team will report from the Capitol including Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl from the House Chamber, Senior White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega from the Russell Balcony, and Senior Congressional Correspondent Mary Bruce from the National Statuary Hall.
“World News Tonight” Weekend Anchor and Chief National Correspondent Tom Llamas, who covered the Trump campaign, will report from New York, Chief Foreign Correspondent Terry Moran will provide coverage from London on the international response, Senior Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas will report from Washington on the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, Senior National Correspondent Matt Gutman will report from Tucson, Arizona interviewing people who have become motivated to vote based on the series of events in the past year and Correspondent Kenneth Moton will cover social media engagement.
Political Analyst Cokie Roberts, The View Co-host Meghan McCain and Contributors Alex Castellanos and Stephanie Cutter will provide analysis throughout the night.
Coverage kicks off on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on Sunday, January 28, Muir will anchor “World News Tonight” and Pitts will anchor “Nightline” on Tuesday, January 30, and Stephanopoulos will anchor “Good Morning America” on Wednesday, January 31 from Washington, D.C.
ABC News will offer State of the Union pre- and post-livestream coverage beginning at 8:15 p.m., ET on ABCNews.com. Contributing Correspondent Devin Dwyer will anchor, Anchor Amna Nawaz will interview college students, and Political Director Rick Klein and White House Correspondent Tara Palmeri will provide context and analysis alongside aforementioned anchors and correspondents. For full-fledged coverage and fact checking of the State of the Union, visit ABCNews.com, ABC News social sites (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), and the ABC News OTT and mobile apps.
ABC News Radio will provide a special one hour program titled, “Preview to the State of the Union,” at 8:06 p.m., ET and live coverage of the president’s address with Anchor Aaron Katersky and Correspondents Karen Travers from the White House and Stephanie Ramos from the Capitol, as well as analysis by Klein and Contributors Steve Roberts and Castellanos.
ABC NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, will provide live coverage of the State of the Union with Correspondents Serena Marshall and Lana Zak from Capitol Hill, as well as analysis from Correspondent Karen Travers and Klein for more than 200 ABC affiliates and international news partners.