CNN’s team will travel to Tampa, Florida, and Charlotte, North Carolina, for live programming and events from locations on the convention floors, sky booths and a studio integrated into the CNN Grills to provide on-air and digital coverage during the U.S. Republican and Democratic National Conventions beginning later this month.
“As the only U.S. cable news channel that has not picked sides in this election, CNN has a unique lens with which to cover these conventions,” said Sam Feist, CNN Washington bureau chief and senior vice president. “Coverage of the conventions will dominate our air over two weeks as CNN’s deep bench of anchors, political reporters and analysts help Americans make an informed choice about their vote.”
Each convention day, CNN will begin coverage from locations inside the convention hall. On the final day of the Democratic Convention (Friday, 7 September HKT), CNN’s anchors and correspondents will move to the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, where President Barack Obama will accept his party’s nomination. Meanwhile, a special 12pm HKT edition of Piers Morgan Tonight will air live from the CNN Grill.
CNN Digital will also be on the ground at the political conventions and in the CNN Grill, providing all the latest coverage online at CNN Election Center, and updated CNN polls and the CNN Electoral Map.