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ABC announces Republican and Democratic convention coverage


ABC News will provide comprehensive cross-platform coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa (August 27-30) and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte (September 4-6). Coverage, led by Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos along with ABC's powerhouse team of political correspondents and contributors, will span ABC News' broadcasts and platforms -- including more than 14 hours of coverage on the ABC Television Network, 30-plus hours of live-streamed coverage on ABC News Digital platforms and Yahoo!, and extensive reporting and analysis on ABC News Radio. In addition, ABC News will be co-hosting a total of four newsmaker events with its partners at the conventions.

During the back-to-back conventions Sawyer and Stephanopoulos will be joined by ABC News' powerhouse political team including:
* Senior political correspondent Jonathan Karl reporting from the convention floor
* Senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper covering the President's re-election campaign
* "World News" weekend anchor David Muir covering the Romney campaign
* ABC News correspondent Cecilia Vega reporting from both conventions cities
* Senior political analyst Matthew Dowd, George Will, Cokie Roberts and Donna Brazile will be among ABC's contributors providing analysis
* ABC News political director Amy Walter and Yahoo! News Washington bureau chief David Chalian anchoring special live-streamed coverage every night
* Senior Washington editor Rick Klein contributing reporting and analysis

The booming U.S. Hispanic population is challenging the conventional political wisdom in new and unexpected ways. ABC News will tap into the expertise and insights of Univision News as it explores the impact the Latino vote will have on November's elections and beyond. Jorge Ramos will contribute to ABC News coverage in Tampa, and Maria Elena Salinas will contribute in Charlotte. In May ABC News and Univision News announced a joint venture that will launch a 24/7 news, information and lifestyle network primarily in English to serve the youngest and fastest-growing demographic in the country: U.S. Hispanics.

ABC News will be partnering with Univision and the National Journal for "Next America" events in each city focused on the Hispanic community and American politics. The events will be live streamed on the digital platforms of ABC News.

Convention coverage kicks off with a special edition of "World News with Diane Sawyer" originating from Tampa on Monday, August 27. Coverage will continue throughout the following weeks with all of ABC's daily newscasts - "Good Morning America," "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline" - broadcasting from the convention sites. George Stephanopoulos, who also serves as chief political correspondent and anchor of "This Week," will co-anchor "GMA" from the conventions. 

Terry Moran will anchor special editions of "Nightline" from throughout the conventions in Tampa and Charlotte, making ABC the only broadcast network providing viewers with convention coverage in late-night. "Nightline," the most-watched broadcast in late-night, will dedicate the entire newscast to coverage of all the key moments of the day with analysis from ABC's powerhouse political team. 

Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor live primetime coverage of the Republican National Convention (#abcRNC) in Tampa for the ABC Television Network on:
* Tuesday, August 28 from 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET
* Wednesday, August 29 from 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET
* Thursday, August 30 from 10:00 -11:00 p.m., ET

Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor live primetime coverage of the Democratic National Convention (#abcDNC) in Charlotte for the ABC Television Network on:
* Tuesday, September 4, from 10:00 -11:00 p.m., ET
* Wednesday, September 5, from 10:00 -11:00 p.m., ET
* Thursday, September 6, from 10:00 -11:00 p.m., ET

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