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Univision to Air Live Election Night Coverage


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“Destino 2018” Election Night coverage across all Univision News platforms will include live coast-to-coast reporting as the results come in.

As this year’s midterm elections draw near, Univision News doubles down on its commitment to serve and inform the U.S. Hispanic community via all platforms by delivering extensive political coverage with the highest level of broadcast/digital integration.

Ongoing “Destino 2018” electoral coverage can be found on UnivisionNoticias.com, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter, in addition to updates and special reporting on Univision Network’s “Noticiero Univision” national newscast and other news programming from now until election day. And on Tuesday, November 6, Univision News will dedicate its award-winning anchors, correspondents, and production teams to full-blown coverage of Election Night from every angle, reporting and analyzing all major developments as they unfold.

Across broadcast, digital and social, the breadth of Univision News’ midterm elections coverage will give Spanish speaking audiences an in-depth, comprehensive view of the national electoral landscape from the moment the polls open until the final results of all races are called. Through coast-to-coast stories filed by reporters embedded in key campaigns and races, a wealth of background information on candidates and burning issues, and expert commentary and analysis by journalists and guests, the U.S. Hispanic population will be fully informed and up to date throughout Election Day and Night. With an added focus on Latino voters, Univision News will also track the impact of the Hispanic vote on the balance of power and the outcomes of national races with Latino candidates.

Election Night LIVE coverage will begin on “Noticiero Univision” at 6:30 p.m. ET and continue in the 11:30 p.m. ET broadcast (with special editions for the West Coast at 6:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. PT).

Election Night coverage will continue at 9:00 p.m. ET (in a special East Coast broadcast) and at 12:00 a.m. PT. Then at 10:00 p.m., coast-to-coast, anchors Jorge Ramos and Ilia Calderón will host a special election night program titled “Noticias Univision Presenta: El Poder en Juego” (Univision News Presents: Power in Play). The special will bring viewers the most complete and detailed last-minute electoral information—from state-by-state projections and real-time results to in-depth commentary on House, Senate, and Governor races, key ballot issues, and topics of special interest to Hispanic viewers.

During the course of Election Night coverage, Ramos and Calderón will be joined by Univision News anchors Enrique Acevedo, Felix de Bedout and Patricia Janiot, as well as by political analysts and special guests, among them Democratic analyst Fabian Nuñez, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Florida), Carlos Díaz-Rosillo (former Deputy Assistant to president Donald Trump), and Maria Urbina (National Political Director, the Indivisible Project).

A team of Univision News correspondents will report live from key states and campaign headquarters across the nation: Janet Rodriguez will be in Washington D.C, Blanca Rosa Vilchez at Sen. Bob Menendez’s New Jersey headquarters, Luis Megid in the battleground state of Arizona, Lourdes del Río at the campaign headquarters in Coral Gables, Florida, for Republican senatorial candidate Maria Elvira Salazar campaign center, Pedro Rojas with Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Juan Carlos Gonzalez with Cruz’s Democratic challenger, Beto O’Rourke, in El Paso.

News bulletins and election updates will air within regular Univision Network programming throughout the day and night.
UNews, the English-language newscast that was recently launched on the FUSION TV cable network, will also cover the midterm elections during its November 6 broadcast, as well as provide updates throughout the day.

Furthermore, as part of Univision News’ alliance with CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and Florida International University’s Department of Journalism, students will be reporting from university campuses and Hispanic neighborhoods in New York city and Miami.