The BBC today announced its lineup for the up and coming U.S. Election.
Katty Kay will broadcast live from Washington, with Andrew Neil – his last gig with the BBC – providing interviews and analysis from London.
The BBC’s main election results programme starts at 11.30pm, Tuesday 3rd November on BBC One, BBC News Channel, BBC World News and streaming live on the BBC iPlayer.
Katty and Andrew have both played major roles in the BBC’s US election coverage in the past, co-hosting the results night coverage together in 2016.
“The 2020 US election cycle has been endlessly surprising, which is fitting for a year that’s been anything but normal,” said Katty.
“It will be a hard-fought contest right to the end, and I’m excited to bring global BBC audiences the story on election night and in the days after. When trustworthy information is hard to come by, we at the BBC are committed to fairly and accurately reporting events, whatever happens.”
Jon Sopel and Clive Myrie will be with the Trump and Biden campaigns on election night, with BBC reporters including Emily Maitlis and Nick Bryant in the crucial battleground states.
Graphic analysis comes from Christian Fraser, while Tina Daheley brings audiences news bulletins throughout the night.
On Wednesday morning (4th Nov) coverage will see Laura Trevelyan taking over in Washington, and Matthew Amroliwala and Reeta Chakrabarti in London from 9am, running through to 1pm on BBC One. Coverage continues thereafter on the BBC News Channel, BBC World News and BBC iPlayer.
Katty Kay and Christian Fraser will be providing further analysis at 8pm.
Andrew Neil added: “This has been a presidential campaign like no other in the long history of America’s democracy. And not just because it’s being fought in the midst of a pandemic.
“In many ways it’s turned into a referendum on Donald Trump. Do you want to continue with four more years of the Trump rollercoaster? Or would you prefer a return to something approaching normal with mainstream Democrat Joe Biden? That’s the choice Americans must make on 3 November.”
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