Obama and Biden accept the Democratic nomination in 2008
The battle between Mitt Romney and President Obama moves to the convention floor next week for the nominating process, and TV and radio stations are ready for extra coverage of the key moments.
The Republicans lead off in Tampa, with Romney awaiting his party’s endorsement next week.
WABC/Channel 7 is sending anchor Bill Ritter to the GOP convention, along with political reporter Dave Evans. Reports begin Sunday night at 11.
One week later, the Democrats convene in Charlotte, with morning anchor Lori Stokes joining Evans on scene.
As for WCBS/Channel 2, veteran political reporter Marcia Kramer is the station’s lone representative at the conventions.
A spokesperson tells FishbowlNY that Kramer will cover the national news in addition to the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut state delegations.
WNBC/Channel 4 will also not have an anchor presence. Only reporter Melissa Russo is covering both events live.
A WNYW/WWOR spokesperson did not respond to our request prior to the deadline.
WPIX/Channel 11 is not sending any on-air talent to either convention. The station says without any mystery surrounding the nominees, WPIX will likely just cover it as a news story.