VPR To Provide Comprehensive Election Night Coverage, On-Air And Online

Live coverage to offer results, updates, and analysis of local, state, and national races

Concluding months of comprehensive coverage of the 2012 campaign season, Vermont Public Radio will broadcast live election night coverage on Tuesday, November 6th beginning at 7 p.m.

Listeners will hear results, updates, interviews, analysis and reaction from reporters stationed around the state and country. The broadcast will be hosted by VPR’s Jane Lindholm with Robert Siegel and Melissa Block from NPR.

Offering analysis throughout the evening will be NPR Washington Desk editor Ron Elving, political correspondent Mara Liasson and political editor Ken Rudin in Washington, D.C. They will be joined by partisan analysts E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Matt Continetti of The Washington Free Beacon. Andrew Kohut and Michael Dimock of the Pew Research Center will provide analysis as exit polls become available. NPR correspondents, including Nina Totenberg, Julie Rovner and Pam Fessler, will offer reporting on state-by-state news during the live special.

Senior VPR reporters Bob Kinzel and John Dillon will cover the statewide campaigns and News Director Ross Sneyd will provide analysis. Digital coverage will be coordinated by Online Editor Kirk Carapezza.

“VPR and NPR will be Vermont’s trusted election night companions on November 6th, providing numbers, news and insight," said John Van Hoesen, VPR’s vice president for news and programming. “Wherever you are, you can count on this comprehensive report for the essential information you need on this important night.” 

On VPR.net and on mobile platforms, visitors will have access to up-to-the-minute vote totals and news updates from around the state and country. In addition, Conversations will also be taking place on VPR’s Facebook page and on Twitter (@vprnet) and via the hashtag #VTPoli.

Candidate profiles, question-and-answer features in selected races, election news, and all seven of Vermont Edition’s debates for statewide offices are available at VPR.net/campaign2012.