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CNBC ANNOUNCES 2020 ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE

Coverage begins with a special edition of “The News with Shepard Smith” from 7pm-8pm ET, followed by “Your Money, Your Vote” from 8pm-5am ET

More election coverage throughout CNBC’s Business Day Programming and on CNBC Digital

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., October 29, 2020— As this year’s highly-anticipated election quickly approaches, CNBC plans to give viewers breaking news on election results and critical insights into the impact voting will have on the markets and the U.S. economy. On Tuesday, November 3rd, CNBC’s election night coverage will kick off with a special edition of “The News with Shepard Smith” at 7pm ET with Anchor Shepard Smith reporting on the latest election results during his hour-long newscast and throughout the evening. CNBC’s “Your Money, Your Vote” will broadcast from 8pm to 5am ET and feature CNBC Anchors Carl Quintanilla, Kayla Tausche, Jon Fortt, Scott Wapner, Melissa Lee and Jim Cramer and the network’s team of Washington reporters Eamon Javers and Ylan Mui. CNBC will also broadcast a special edition of CNBC’s “Squawk Box” with Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin beginning at 5am ET.

Along with CNBC’s distinguished journalists positioned in key battleground states across the country using the network’s exclusive States of Play polling conducted with Change Research, CNBC will utilize the power of the NBC News Group portfolio to provide real-time election results and reaction from voters and experts across the nation. The network will also offer context and color from respected voices in the business community who will discuss how the 2020 presidential election will impact American finance, household wealth, taxes, corporate profits and, most importantly, your money. Additionally, CNBC anchors will speak with special guests throughout the night, including top investors, CEOs and former Washington policy makers.

CNBC’s coverage will include commentary from Mick Mulvaney, former acting White House Chief of Staff; Deval Patrick, former Governor of Massachusetts; Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League; Scott Walker, former Governor of Wisconsin; Penny Pritzker, former U.S. Commerce Secretary; Christine Todd Whitman, President of The Whitman Strategy Group and former Governor of New Jersey; Chamath Palihapitiya, Social Capital Founder and CEO; Jim Chanos, Kynikos Associates Founder and President; Nelson Peltz, Trian Partners CEO and Founding Partner; Marc Lasry, Avenue Capital Chairman and CEO; Leon Cooperman, Omega Advisors Chairman; Aaron Levie, Box Co-Founder and CEO; and Robert Johnson, The RLJ Companies Founder and Chairman.

CNBC reporters contributing to election coverage include:

  • Jane Wells – Arizona
  • Phil LeBeau – Wisconsin
  • Brian Sullivan – Michigan
  • Frank Holland – Pennsylvania
  • Contessa Brewer – Florida
  • Diana Olick – Delaware
  • Scott Cohn – North Carolina
  • Dominic Chu – Market Desk
  • Steve Liesman and Rahel Solomon– Exit polling
  • Kate Rogers – Small business

CNBC Digital will cover the election in real time from all angles with breaking news, up-to-the-minute results and analysis. The site will offer a live blog, in-depth stories, data and video before, during and after the election on topics including the battle to capture the White House and key Congressional seats, swing-state surprises, the world’s reaction to the outcome, and breaking commentary from business and finance leaders. Stay with CNBC Digital in the days after the election to learn more about what the president will face in the first 100 days in office, how global markets will fare and what changes in Washington could mean for your wallet.

CNBC will engage across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to share election results and breaking news updates in real time.

Media contacts

For more information contact:

Jennifer Dauble
CNBC
t: 201.735.4721
m: 201.615.2787
e: jennifer.dauble@nbcuni.com

Erin Kitzie
CNBC
t: 201.735.4739
m: 201.753.8107
e: erin.kitzie@nbcuni.com

Stephanie Hirlemann
CNBC
m: 201.397.2838
e: steph.hirlemann@nbcuni.com