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CNN Spreading Out Correspondents Across Swing States

CNN has announced a slew of assignments for network correspondents in advance of the Presidential election. The network will have anchors and reporters in every swing state, as well as some floaters that will travel to multiple states, and the correspondents embedded with the campaigns. The network is launching segments branded as “The Final Battlegrounds” starting on Monday.

“CNN is deploying its vast resources and top-notch reporters into the states that the campaigns are targeting as the election nears,” said Mark Whitaker, executive VP and managing editor of CNN Worldwide in a statement. “Our in-depth reporting and analysis will keep voters informed of the up-to-the-minute developments that will determine the outcome of this extraordinarily close presidential race.”

The correspondent assignments, after the jump.
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CNN Continues Wisconsin Presence in Shooting Aftermath

CNN’s heavy coverage of the Wisconsin shooting continues today. The network has Anderson Cooper, Randi Kaye, Ted Rowlands, Poppy Harlow and Brian Todd on the ground in Wisconsin.

Cooper will host “AC360″ from Oak Creek, WI, again tonight. On yesterday’s program, he sat down with the wife and son of Satwant Singh Kaleka, the Sikh Temple president who died in the shooting. Watch:

Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett Bring Shows to Wisconsin to Cover Sikh Temple Shooting

Erin Burnett and Anderson Cooper will both broadcast their shows live from Oak Creek, WI tonight, site of yesterday’s mass shooting at a Sikh temple. CNN’s David Mattingly, Brian Todd, Dan Simon, Poppy Harlow, Randi Kaye, Ted Rowlands and Mallika Kapur from Mumbai, India, are also covering.

Fox News correspondent Rick Leventhal is reporting from Wisconsin. NBC News correspondent John Yang is covering for MSNBC, which continues with Olympic games coverage.

Cable Networks Schedule Primetime Coverage of Wisconsin Recall Election

Polls close in the Wisconsin recall election tomorrow night at 9pmET/8pmCT. The cable news networks will cover the results throughout primetime programming. Here’s what they have planned.

On Fox News, Bret Baier will anchor a live “Special Report” from Wisconsin tomorrow night at 11pmET. Baier will also anchor “Special Report” from Wisconsin tonight and tomorrow. FNC’s Greta Van Susteren will anchor “On the Record” from Wisconsin through Tuesday, and Neil Cavuto will anchor both “Your World” on FNC and “Cavuto” on FBN from Wisconsin tonight and tomorrow.

Ed Schultz will lead MSNBC’s coverage of the recall election from Wisconsin. “The Ed Show” will be live tomorrow night at both 8pmET and 11pmET.

CNN will cover of the recall results, which will be covered throughout the network’s regular primetime shows. John King and Wolf Blitzer will join programming throughout the evening. Dana Bash and Ted Rowlands will both report from Wisconsin.

CNN’s Ted Rowlands Heads to Chicago

Veteran CNN correspondent Ted Rowlands is on the move. Rowlands, who got his start with CNN in the San Francisco bureau in 2004, before moving to Los Angeles, has been named Chicago correspondent for the network.

For CNN, Rowlands has covered the high profile criminal cases against Scott Peterson, Michael Jackson, O.J. Simpson and Phil Spector. Rowlands was also CNN’s lead reporter in the death of Jackson.

Rowlands had also filled in occasionally on “Larry King Live.”

The Chicago bureau has been without a fulltime correspondent since Susan Roesgen, was let go nearly two years ago. Roesgen was criticized for her coverage at a Chicago tax day tea party in April, 2009.

Mississippi Flooding: Who’s Covering

Fox News Channel has sent Rick Richmeuth and Jonathan Serrie to Memphis to cover the flooding along the Mississippi River, and further south in Mississippi, Steve Harrigan and Elizabeth Prann are covering. CNN has David Mattingly, Ted Rowlands and Ed Lavandera along the river. On MSNBC expect to see NBC News correspondent Janet Shamlian in Memphis, as well as Weather Channel reporters in the days ahead. CBS’s Mark Strassmann is covering, Bloomberg’s Lizzie O’Leary is downriver in Norco, LA and as we mentioned earlier, ABC’s Diane Sawyer will anchor tonight from Memphis.

8.8 Earthquake Strikes Chile Overnight

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The U.S. cable news networks are providing coverage this morning of an 8.8 earthquake that struck central Chile overnight, along the Pacific coast. This is the most powerful earthquake to hit the region in 50 years — since 1960′s 9.5 quake, the biggest in recorded history.

FNC, CNN and MSNBC are relying on images from TV Chile as well as from that network’s news channel 24 Horas. CNN is also relying on information from CNN Chile, and CNN en Espanol. MSNBC is using the resources of NBCU’s Spanish-language network Telemundo. That network, as well as Univision, have been airing uninterrupted coverage from Chile this morning.

Reporting times: Fox News – 2:35amEST, CNN/U.S. – 2:59am, MSNBC – 3:25am. The quake struck at 3:34am. Santiago is two hours ahead of EST.

> More: I received an email from Todd Ogasawara, editor of mediabistro.com site MobileContentToday, a short time ago. Todd lives in Honolulu:

We’re under an ocean-wide tsunami warning (first in decades) caused by the massive earthquake in Chile. Whatever hits will hit around 11:19am HST (4:19pm Eastern) Saturday Feb. 27.

Just got back from Safeway where foot traffic was starting to build by the time I left at 2:25am.

> More: Fox News will preempt Journal Editorial Report, FOX News Watch and Glenn Beck and instead stay live from 2-4pmET with Kelly Wright and Juliet Huddy.

> Related: CNN Relays Most News About Crisis

> More: CNN correspondents/anchors heading to the region: John Zarella, Soledad O’Brien, Ted Rowlands, Ed Lavandera, Elizabeth Cohen, Gary Tuchman. (h/t: ICN)

> More: FNC’s Phil Keating is en route to Chile.

> 1pmET Update: CNN/U.S. is simulcasting CNN International. MSNBC is preempting docs for continuing coverage. CNN has also updated who they are sending to the region: It is Soledad O’Brien, Dan Simon, John Zarella, Hala Gorani, Sara Sidner, and Karl Penhaul.

> More: Pres. Barack Obama addressed the situation from the White House at 1:48pmET. CNN, FNC, FBN, and MSNBC, carried the statement on cable, and ABC carried it in a special report anchored by Sharyn Alfonsi. NBC was in Olympic coverage and CBS was broadcasting NCAA basketball.

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> NBC’s Lester Holt delivers a special report during Olympic coverage at 2:30pmET with video and an excerpt from the president’s remarks.

> More: Ann Curry, Mike Taibbi, and Mark Potter headed to Chile to cover for NBC News. CNN’s Larry King will air a live show tonight at 9pmET.

> More: For ABC, Jeffrey Kofman and David Wright are on their way to Chile. “Nightline” producer Malia Patria is in Chile on assignment and was having dinner when the quake struck. She did a live report for “World News” Saturday.

CNN Gets First Interview With Abortion Doctor Murder Suspect

cnn_6-9.jpgCNN got the first interview with Scott Roeder, the man accused of killing abortion doctor George Tiller, today in Kansas.

CNN correspondent Ted Rowlands talked to Roeder for 30-minutes in the jailhouse interview. Cameras were not allowed.

Rowlands appeared earlier this afternoon on CNN to discuss the interview, and will during prime time as well.

Click continued to see Rowlands describe the interview…

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