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CBS News Election Night Plans

“CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley will lead CBS’ election night coverage next week. CBS coverage will run from 7 PM-2AM, and will utilize eight studios in the CBS Broadcast Center in New York, including Studio 57, the newest studio and the home of “CBS This Morning.”

Joining Pelley will be “Face the Nation” moderator Bob Schieffer, “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Norah O’Donnell and CBS news political director John Dickerson. In addition, Byron Pitts will report from the “60 Minutes” studio, where he will “use virtual reality models of the House and Senate to explain the impact key races.” Anthony Mason will be in Studio 57, where he will report on exit polls using “augmented reality” graphics.

Jan Crawford will be at Romney HQ in Boston, with Nancy Cordes in Obama HQ in Chicago. In the field Dean Reynolds will report from Ohio, Anna Werner will report from Nevada, Elaine Quijano will report from Florida, Barry Petersen will report from Colorado and Wyatt Andrews will report from Virginia.

More after the jump.

THE MOST EXPERIENCED TEAM OF POLITICAL JOURNALISTS IN BROADCAST NEWS WILL DELIVER SEVEN HOURS OF DIVISION-WIDE, MULTI-PLATFORM ORIGINAL REPORTING FROM EIGHT STUDIOS AND THREE STATE-OF-THE-ART CONTROL ROOMS ON ELECTION NIGHT TUESDAY, NOV. 6 (7:00 PM-2:00 AM, ET) ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

SCOTT PELLEY WILL LEAD CBS NEWS’ 2012 ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE FROM THE LEGENDARY CBS BROADCAST CENTER

 

            CBS EVENING NEWS Anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley will lead CBS News’ seven hours of division-wide, multi-platform original reporting on Election Night 2012 Tuesday, Nov. 6 (7:00 PM-2:00 AM, ET) from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.

 

CBS News will deliver up-to-the-minute original reporting on television, radio, online and mobile devices using the full force of the division’s journalists and the latest, easy-to-understand integrated graphics and virtual storytelling tools. Election night projections will be made by the CBS News Election Desk.

 

The CBS News team will use eight studios and three state-of-the-art control rooms at the CBS Broadcast Center for the coverage. Pelley will be joined in Studio 47 by the most experienced team of political reporters in broadcast journalism, including Chief Washington Correspondent and FACE THE NATION Anchor Bob Schieffer, CBS THIS MORNING Co-Host Norah O’Donnell and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson.  In addition, CBS News correspondents will report live from around the country, including the key battleground states.

Byron Pitts will report from 60 MINUTES’ Studio 33 and use virtual reality models of the House and Senate to explain the impact key races.

 

Anthony Mason will report from CBS THIS MORNING’s Studio 57, where he’ll deliver exit polling data on the race using fully augmented reality on-screen graphics. Mason will provide context for exit poll data in an effort to explain how and why people voted the way they did.

 

In the field, CBS News will have correspondents and video journalists delivering breaking news from around the country.

 

Jan Crawford will report from Mitt Romney’s campaign headquarters in Boston, Mass., while Nancy Cordes will be in President Barack Obama’s Chicago, Ill., headquarters.

 

Correspondent Dean Reynolds will report from Ohio; Anna Werner will report from Nevada; Elaine Quijano will report from Florida; Barry Petersen will report from Colorado; and Wyatt Andrews will report from Virginia.

 

CBSNews.com will live-stream the network’s coverage and feature up-to-the minute election results and original reporting on national and statewide races throughout the night. The site will provide a variety of tools to help users navigate the voting results, including interactive maps, exit poll data, Electoral College and balance of power summaries, swing state summaries and state referendum results as they become available. CBSNews.com will feature original reports from CBS News correspondents, CBSNews.com reporters and CBS News digital journalists, among others.

 

CBS News will also present breaking news via Twitter and its Facebook page, and the network’s journalists will enhance the viewer experience with insights and information via Twitter.

 

CBS Radio News will deliver at least six hours of live anchored coverage, updates, special reports and online feeds of the results as they come in on the presidential and key congressional races.   CBS Radio News will also provide live, continuous election night coverage available on affiliate websites, Radio.com and on the CBS Radio News mobile apps for iOS and Android.

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