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How National TV Is Responding to the Orlando Shootings

Jun 13, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Journalists from news organizations nationwide, including the evening anchors for ABC, CBS and NBC, have descended on Orlando, Fla., in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that ABC’s David Muir was anchoring “World News Tonight” from Orlando, where he broadcast Sunday night and will be based again tonight. He also co-anchored a special “20/20,” “Nightclub Massacre: Terror in Orlando,” with Elizabeth Vargas on Sunday night. ABC’s “Nightline” and “Good Morning America,” meanwhile, have aired special installments based in Orlando.

NBC sent Lester Holt to anchor “Nightly News” from Orlando Sunday, with a special “Dateline NBC” airing Sunday, anchored by Holt. Matt Lauer reportedly anchored “Today” from Orlando this morning.

CBS had Scott Pelley anchoring its “Evening News” from Orlando Sunday night and planned to have him on the scene again tonight. Pelley also provided a special report Sunday for “60 Minutes.” Charlie Rose and Gayle King were in Orlando today to anchor “CBS This Morning,” and Josh Elliott was reporting from Orlando and anchoring coverage for the CBS streaming news service CBSN.

CNN was sending a lineup of its top journalists that included Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett, Alisyn Camerota, Carol Costello, Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon and John Berman.

Fox News Channel provided special coverage that included Geraldo Rivera, Brian Kilmeade, Bill Hemmer, Greta Van Susteren and Megyn Kelly.

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