Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, and Chuck Todd Lead NBC News "Decision Night in America" Coverage Beginning at 7 p.m. ET, Joined by Tom Brokaw Rachel Maddow, Brian Williams, and Chris Matthews Lead MSNBC Primetime Coverage Beginning at 6 p.m. ET Nonstop Digital Coverage on and Social Channels; Live Streams Beginning at 4 p.m. ET Special Broadcasts of “Meet the Press,” “TODAY,” “NBC Nightly News,” “Morning Joe,” and MSNBC Dayside Bookend Election Night

NOVEMBER 3, 2016 -- NBC News and MSNBC together will deliver nonstop coverage of election night 2016 anchored live from NBC News world headquarters in New York City. Historic Rockefeller Center transforms into Democracy Plaza as the landmark 30 Rock building lights up in red, white, and blue -- complete with an augmented reality map of the United States on the iconic skating rink that will tell the story of the evening as the states turn red and blue, as well as large outdoor screens for crowds to view live results.

Election night coverage on the NBC broadcast network airs from 7 p.m. - 2 a.m. ET, led by “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt, “TODAY” co-host Savannah Guthrie, and “Meet the Press” moderator and NBC News political director Chuck Todd. Holt, Guthrie, and Todd will be joined by NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw, who has covered every presidential election since 1968.

On Sunday, November 6, “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” originates live from NBC News Election Headquarters in New York with an all-star political panel of NBC News and MSNBC anchors and contributors. “TODAY” will provide full coverage with Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie election day and the morning after. “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” expands to a full hour on Monday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 9.

“Our ‘Decision Night in America’ is for news what the Super Bowl is to sports,” said NBC News president Deborah Turness. “We will capture the scale and drama of the night with our team of unrivaled anchors, as well as cutting-edge technology that will bring our iconic location of Rockefeller Center to life as never before.”

MSNBC’s all-day coverage will follow every detail and development as the candidates make their closing arguments and voters head to the polls. The primetime political team kicks off at 6 p.m. ET with Rachel Maddow, Brian Williams, and Chris Matthews joined by the deep bench of correspondents and contributors.

On Wednesday morning, “Morning Joe” welcomes a live audience to NBC’s Studio 8H for a special post-election broadcast.

“Our anchors and Road Warriors have been on the trail tracking every twist and turn of this campaign, and we’ve been rewarded with growing audiences because of our dynamic, in-depth coverage,” said MSNBC president Phil Griffin. “As decision day approaches, we’ll continue to provide the sharpest reporting and analysis to help viewers make sense of this incredible election.”

NBC News and MSNBC journalists contributing to election coverage include:

  • Andrea Mitchell, who has covered the Clintons since the 1992 election, reporting live from Hillary Clinton’s election night event.
  • Katy Tur, who has led the networks’ coverage of the Trump campaign since June 2015, reporting live from Donald Trump’s election night event.
  • Kristen Welker, Kasie Hunt, and Alex Seitz-Wald covering the Clinton campaign.
  • Peter Alexander, Jacob Rascon, and Benjy Sarlin covering the Trump campaign.
  • Hallie Jackson serving as floor correspondent in the NBC News Election Center.
  • Steve Kornacki breaking down exit polls and results at the Big Board.
  • Chris Jansing, Anne Thompson, and Ron Mott in Ohio.
  • Thomas Roberts, Kate Snow, Jacob Soboroff, and Steve Patterson in Pennsylvania.
  • Kelly O’Donnell in Wisconsin.
  • Mariana Atencio, Gabe Gutierrez, and Kerry Sanders in Florida.
  • Rehema Ellis and Morgan Radford in North Carolina.
  • Tammy Leitner in New Hampshire.
  • Miguel Almaguer in Nevada.
  • Joe Fryer in Utah.
  • Gadi Schwartz in Arizona.
  • Pete Williams, Cynthia McFadden, Ari Melber, and Cal Perry monitoring voting irregularities.
  • Richard Engel, Ayman Mohyeldin, and Keir Simmons covering foreign policy and world reaction.
  • Stephanie Gosk covering security in New York City.
  • Jo Ling Kent reporting among the crowds in Democracy Plaza.
  • Stephanie Ruhle, Craig Melvin, Tamron Hall, Kate Snow, and Ali Velshi anchoring MSNBC morning and dayside in New York.
  • Lawrence O’Donnell, Chris Hayes, and Joy Reid contributing to MSNBC primetime in New York.
  • Sheneille Jones, Tom Costello, Ron Allen, and Hans Nichols reporting from the Washington bureau.
  • Campaign embeds Monica Alba covering the Clinton campaign, Ali Vitali covering the Trump campaign, Kailani Koenig covering Tim Kaine, Vaughn Hillyard covering Mike Pence, Danny Freeman covering Clinton surrogates, and Alex Jaffe covering down ballot races.

The NBC News Decision Desk makes all calls and projections with a team of analysts utilizing a state-of-the-art data system that crunches votes and exit polls to run hundreds of statistical models.

Special coverage will stream live on,, and the NBC News YouTube channel beginning at 4 p.m. ET. The live stream will also be available on NBC News apps and OTT platforms.

Democracy Plaza will also serve as the visual backdrop for Decision 2016 coverage leading up to and on election day for NBC News, MSNBC, Telemundo, NBC News Channel, NBC 4 New York, and many other stations. On air, viewers will see augmented graphics and enhanced technology representing state-by-state wins, electoral votes, House and Senate control, and more. Virtual Reality users can experience Democracy Plaza at

The digital hub will feature a range of unique editorial and multimedia content including a live blog of breaking news and results, an electoral map that populates as states turn red or blue, real-time tallies of Senate and House race calls, exit poll breakdowns, and in-depth stories on issues such as voting irregularities or hacking. PolitiFact will be featured as part of NBC News’ online reporting. A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll will be released at 9 a.m. ET Sunday morning.

NBC News will engage across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and other platforms to share election results and breaking updates in real time. NBC News and MSNBC anchors and correspondents will take over the network’s Snapchat account and appear in Facebook Live videos on the ground throughout the day. Users can share their voting experiences using the hashtag #MyVoteStory on Twitter or Instagram, and NBC News may feature select responses in its Election Day coverage.

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  • NBC News: “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” at 6:30 p.m. ET; “Decision Night in America” led by Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, and Chuck Todd from 7 p.m. - 2 a.m. ET
  • MSNBC: “Morning Joe” 6-9 a.m. ET; all-day coverage; primetime led by Rachel Maddow, Brian Williams, and Chris Matthews from 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. ET
  • Live Streams:,, NBC News YouTube Channel, NBC News apps, OTT platforms
  • Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat

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