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ABC’s Gustav Plans: Charlie Gibson to the Gulf, George Stephanopoulos at the RNC

GibsonGeorge_8.31.jpgABC News has announced Charlie Gibson will be reporting live from New Orleans beginning tonight on World News while George Stephanopoulos will continue anchoring from St. Paul. The network will produce special reports as need throughout today and tomorrow. In fact, they aired a special for the President’s announcement earlier this afternoon.

GMA’s Chris Cuomo is on his way to New Orleans as is Sam Champion, whose Labor Day weekend got off to a rough start, as well. Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts will be at GMA’s Times Square studios. Nightline’s Terry Moran is also headed to the Gulf coast.

Click continued to read ABC’s coverage release…


ABC NEWS HURRICANE AND RNC CONVENTION COVERAGE PLANS AS OF AUGUST 31 2:00pm

(TO BE UPDATED AS NEWS DEVELOPS)

CHARLES GIBSON TO REPORT LIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS ON “WORLD NEWS,” SUNDAY, AUGUST 31 AND MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS TO CONTINUE ANCHORING AND REPORTING FROM THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION IN ST. PAUL; DAVID WRIGHT ON THE TRAIL WITH THE MCCAIN CAMPAIGN;

ABC NEWS IS STANDING BY FOR SPECIAL REPORTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY

“GOOD MORNING AMERICA’S” SAM CHAMPION AND CHRIS CUOMO TO REPORT LIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

DIANE SAWYER AND ROBIN ROBERTS TO ANCHOR “GMA” FROM TIMES SQUARE STUDIOS IN NEW YORK

“NIGHTLINE” CO-ANCHOR TERRY MORAN TO REPORT LIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS

ABC NEWS ANCHORS AND CORRESPONDENTS , INCLUDING: BILL WEIR; DAN HARRIS; DAVID KERLEY; JEFFREY KOFMAN; TERRY MCCARTHY; STEVE OSUNSAMI; BARBARA PINTO AND MIKE VON FREMD CONTINUE TO REPORT FROM THE STORM FRONT

As Hurricane Gustav nears the Gulf Coast, ABC News continues to bring viewers up-to-the-minute reports from the storm front. This evening, “World News” anchor Charles Gibson will report live from New Orleans – just hours before the storm is expected to hit. Further plans to be announced as news develops.

ABC News will continue to report from the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN. “This Week” host and Chief Washington Correspondent, George Stephanopoulos, will anchor and report from the RNC and ABC News correspondent David Wright – who has been covering the McCain campaign for ABC News – will continue to report from the trail for all ABC News broadcasts and platforms.

On Monday, September 1, “GMA” weather and news anchors, Sam Champion and Chris Cuomo, will bring morning viewers reports on Hurricane Gustav and the damage and destruction that Hurricane Gustav is expected to bring to the Gulf Coast area during the morning broadcast. In addition to reports on the ground, co-anchors Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts will anchor the morning Labor Day broadcast from Times Square Studios in New York.

ABC News will have complete coverage from throughout the New Orleans, Mississippi, Texas and Florida regions with reports from ABC News anchors and correspondents, including: Bill Weir; Dan Harris; David Kerley; Jeffrey Kofman; Terry McCarthy; Steve Osunsami; Barbara Pinto and Mike von Fremd.

“Nightline” co-anchor, Terry Moran, will also anchor the evening news broadcast live from New Orleans with reports on the storm’s latest developments.

ABC News One correspondents Yunji DeNies, Marti Johnson and Carla Wohl will report from the hurricane area.

ABC News will continue to broadcast special reports and update its programming throughout the week as news warrants.

ACNEWS.com and ABC News Radio will provide 24/7 updates on Hurricane Gustav. ABC News Radio correspondents Alex Stone and Jim Ryan will bring firsthand reports to listeners around the country. ABC News Now will also continue to report on the latest developments as the storm moves closer to the United States.

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