Fox Adds Politics to Super Bowl Sunday
Super Bowl Sunday will start at 9 a.m. Eastern on Feb. 3 with a three-hour Super Tuesday political preview on Fox-owned and Fox-affiliated TV stations.
Produced by Fox News, “Fox Super Sunday” will be anchored by Shepard Smith from Glendale, Ariz., site of the Super Bowl, which Fox will broadcast that night.
The first hour will be a special edition of “Fox News Sunday” with moderator Chris Wallace.
Joining Mr. Smith from the Fox News election studio in New York at the top of the second hour in advance of the presidential primaries in more than 20 states on Feb. 5 will be Bill Hemmer and Megyn Kelly.
“We are thrilled to be providing unprecedented political coverage on Super Bowl Sunday during one of the most highly anticipated election seasons in recent history,” said Marty Ryan, Fox News executive producer of political programming, in Wednesday’s announcement. “Drawing from the best resources on national and local platforms, Fox will bring together America’s two greatest passions—politics and football.”
The program is cleared in nearly 90% of the country.
In addition to Fox News Channel and Fox local reporters checking in from various locations on the campaign trail, Fox Business Network executive and anchor Alexis Glick will preview Super Bowl ads. Also on offer will be glimpses behind the scenes of preparations for the NFL championship game.