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THE RACE TO 2020 STARTS TODAY - NBC NEWS AND MSNBC LAUNCH NETWORK-WIDE COVERAGE CANVASSING THE NATION – FROM IOWA UNTIL ELECTION DAY

MORE THAN 30 ANCHORS, CORRESPONDENTS, AND REPORTERS ON THE GROUND IN THE HAWKEYE STATE FOR THE FIRST-IN-THE-NATION CAUCUSES

ALSO - NBC NEWS DIGITAL LAUNCHES INTERACTIVE ROAD TO 270 ELECTORAL MAP WITH CHUCK TODD AND STEVE KORNACKI

  • This morning, NBC News and MSNBC began live coverage from Iowa for the first-in-the-nation caucus beginning with Savannah Guthrie anchoring TODAY from the West End Architectural Salvage and Morning Joe from Java Joes Coffeehouse.

  • Throughout the day, NBC News and MSNBC Road Warriors Shaquille Brewster, Vaughn Hillyard, Mike Memoli and Ali Vitali will report live from candidate headquarters.

  • More network anchors, correspondents and reporters will be dispatched to caucus sites throughout the state including Tom Brokaw, Peter Alexander, Katy Tur, Chris Jansing, Monica Alba, Trymaine Lee, Cal Perry, Dasha Burns, and more.

  • NBC News Stay Tuned will be live with host Savannah Sellers from caucus sites and one-on-one with voters, bringing the latest to the network’s Snapchat news show.

  • At 8 p.m. ET, NBC News will begin to air Special Reports anchored by Lester Holt from NBC News Headquarters in New York with dispatches from Chuck Todd in Iowa as entrance polls and results come in.

  • Rachel Maddow, host of The Rachel Maddow Show, Brian Williams, host of The 11th Hour, and Nicolle Wallace, host of Deadline: White House, will anchor special coverage on MSNBC beginning at 6 p.m. ET from NBC News Headquarters in New York. Chris Matthews will join the special coverage from Des Moines and NBC News and MSNBC National Political Correspondent Steve Kornacki will be at the Big Board with up-to-the-minute results and analysis throughout the night.

  • Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd will also anchor a Special Report from Iowa streaming on NBC News NOW from 7:30 to 11 p.m. ET and will be joined by Kasie Hunt and additional political analysts, contributors and correspondents.

  • Plus, NBC News Digital political reporters, including Alex Seitz-Wald, Jonathan Allen, Jane Timm, and Adam Edelman will also be dispatched throughout Iowa to bring the latest reporting and analysis to NBCNews.com and the NBC News app.

  • Leading up to today’s caucuses, NBC News broadcast a special edition of Meet the Press from Des Moines with Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander joining Chuck Todd for interviews.

  • Over the weekend, MSNBC’s Joy Reid anchored AM Joy from Java Joes Coffeehouse on Saturday and Sunday and Kasie Hunt anchored a special edition of KasieDC on Sunday.

MORE FROM NBC NEWS DIGITAL - THE LATEST FROM THE EARLY STATES ACROSS NBC NEWS NOW, NBCNEWS.COM, STAY TUNED, AND MORE

  • Road to 270 - It will take at least 270 electoral votes to win the 2020 election and NBC News has created an interactive web tool where users can design and map their own road to the presidency. Plus, users can see the latest scenarios from NBC News political director Chuck Todd and NBC News and MSNBC national political correspondent Steve Kornacki.

  • Election Confessions - the popular anonymous voter confessional returns in 2020, offering candid insight into the unfiltered minds of American voters who share their opinions about the candidates and the state of the country. So far, NBC News has received 60,000 confessions since launching the project ahead of the first Democratic presidential debate in June 2019. Election Confessions will also be live on-site at the NBC News and MSNBC Democratic presidential primary debate in Las Vegas.

  • The NBC News digital politics team will live-blog all the early state contests and debate nights with contributions from NBC News reporters across all platforms. Expect minute-by-minute updates, fact checks and more.

  • On election nights, NBCNews.com will be a complete resource for all the latest news and live updating race results thanks to the NBC News Decision Desk, which will declare winners and allocate delegates based on the data.

  • The Decision 2020 elections experience includes live race results, maps and more, which will appear across NBCNews.com, the NBC News Mobile app, NBCNews.com/Decision2020, MSNBC.com, Telemundo.com, and more.

  • NBC News is also tracking the number of delegates each candidate wins in the 2020 Democratic and Republican presidential races.

Media contacts

For more information, contact:

Richard Hudock
NBC News
o: (202) 885-4159
e: Richard.Hudock@nbcuni.com

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