Fox News was first with the news at 10:35:07amET, CNN was next at 10:36:14 and MSNBC followed at 10:37:40. FNC’s Carl Cameron reporting, “We have got it. A senior McCain campaign official has given official confirmation to Fox News.” The FNC confirmation followed reporting from sources “backstage” telling a Fox News producer that Palin was the pick.
CBS’ Kelly Wallace anchored a special report for the network at 10:39; ABC’s special report went up a few seconds later with Charlie Gibson anchoring, and the Today show’s Matt Lauer anchored an NBC News special report that began at 10:40.
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