Overall in terms of election day coverage it will be pretty much the usual.
WFOR, WTVJ and WPLG will have local coverage during the regular newscasts. National coverage will begin at 6:30pm with each network’s evening newscasts and go on from there until whenever the whole thing ends.
Affiliate stations will break in at designated breaks to show local election results.
WPLG is doing something unique online though. They’re having an Election Day Marathon which will offer live streaming video and election results the whole day.
WSVN as usual is going their own way and leaving Fox’s coverage in favor of their own.
They’ll start at 4pm with the regularly scheduled newscasts. Then at 7pm continuing coverage begins with Belkys and Craig who will stay and “…won’t go off until it’s over,” as Sunbeam’s VP of News Alice Jacobs told Broadcasting and Cable.
Dave Kartunen is in Chicago, IL at the Obama rally. Derek Hayward is in Phoenix, AZ at the McCain rally. Other WSVN reporters will be stationed at local races rallies.
In 2000 when Rick Sanchez and Laurie Jennings anchored they stayed on until 9am. In 2004 Craig and Belkys remained on until around 7-8am the next day.
FOX has offered coverage to their affiliated stations anchored by Shepard Smith.
WPTV will be live today commercial free from 1pm to 5pm on their digital channel. Otherwise all West Palm stations are going with the network, incluing WFLX-FOX.
Being out of state I’ll keep a check on things via the internet I’ll have something up on here later today probably if you want to watch along.