Unprecedented Summit Coverage Planned by US Broadcasters

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The world’s media are arriving in Singapore ahead of the much-anticipated summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un.

The US President and the leader of North Korea are expected to meet on Tuesday at a luxury hotel in Singapore.

The 24 hour news networks will be broadcasting extensive coverage, with many staying live through the early hours in the US.

ABC News

ABC News is sending its top talent out to Singapore for the summit, led by George Stephanopoulos. With him is World News Tonight anchor David Muir, who will present the show from the Summit for its duration.

Chief global affairs correspondent and This Week co-anchor Martha Raddatz, chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, White House correspondent Tara Palmeri and correspondent Karen Travers have also travelled to Singapore, with Cecilia Vega remaining at the White House to guage reaction from Washington and Tom Bossert providing expert analysis.

ABC News Live on ABCNews.com will also be broadcasting extensive coverage of the summit with contributions by all those travelling to Singapore.


Bloomberg begin their un-interrupted coverage of the summit live from the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore at 6pm ET (11pm BST) on Sunday 10th June led by Haslinda Amin and Yvonne Man. Kevin Cirilli and Stephen Engle will be reporting from the summit.

CBS News

CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor is in Singapore to lead CBS News’ coverage of the summit.

Coverage will begin Sunday, June 10th, on the CBS Weekend News. It will continue Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday on both CBS This Morning as well as the CBS Evening News. Glor will also lead Special Reports for coverage on the summit, and contribute to CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news service.


CNN and CNN International are sending Anderson Cooper, Christiane Amanpour and John Berman as the lead anchors.

Jim Acosta, Jim Sciutto, Jeff Zeleny, Kaitlan Collins and Jeremy Diamond are heading to Singapore for the domestic angle of the summit, whilst Will Ripley, Ivan Watson and Paula Hancocks will provide the international perspective.

Elsewhere, Nic Robertson and Anna Coren are in the South Korean capital, Seoul where they will be providing reaction from North Korea’s neighbour, Matthew Chance is in Moscow and Matt Rivers is in Beijing.

Fox Business Network

Fox Business Network will have extended specials of its headline shows including Lou Dobbs Tonight, and Cavuto Coast to Coast. Deirdre Bolton will lead anchoring duties from Singapore alongside correspondents Adam Shapiro and Susan Li.

Fox Business Network will also stay live through the early hours to report on developments from the talk and guage market reaction in the Far East.

Fox News

Fox News is sending Chris Wallace and Bret Baier to Singapore, where they will present their respective programmes. A special edition of Special Report will air on Sunday at 6pm ET.

Shannon Bream will host a two-hour edition of Fox News @ Night from 11pm – 1am ET on Monday with Ed Henry taking the batton to continue the live coverage through the 1am – 3am ET on Tuesday Morning.

John Robers and Rich Edson arrive in Singapore with President Trump and will begin reporting once they arrive.

Sean Hannity has also been sent to Singapore, and will host his show from there for the duration of the summit.


NBC News and MSNBC together will deliver around-the-clock coverage of the historic meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, anchored live from Singapore and NBC News world headquarters in New York, with anchors and correspondents reporting from locations on the ground as well as Seoul and Beijing.

Coverage of the summit on the NBC broadcast network begins as President Trump lands in the region on Sunday, June 10, with Lester Holt, anchor of “NBC Nightly News” reporting live from Singapore. “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” originates live from Singapore Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings. Holt will also anchor NBC News’ special reports throughout the summit and will contribute to ‘TODAY.’

NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief White House correspondent Hallie Jackson, NBC News national correspondent Peter Alexander, and NBC News White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell will report throughout the summit for ‘TODAY,’ ‘NBC Nightly News,’ and MSNBC. White House reporter Jonathan Allen will be on the ground in Singapore for NBC News Digital, providing breaking news coverage and analysis.

On MSNBC, coverage starts, June 11 with “Morning Joe” and will remain in rolling 24-hour coverage through Wednesday night with Mitchell and Jackson anchoring split-shows on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. David Gura will anchor MSNBC’s overnight coverage leading into Tuesday morning with Yasmin Vossoughian and Ayman Mohyeldin anchoring “Morning Joe’s First Look” at 4 a.m. ET.

Rachel Maddow and Brian Williams, joined by Nicolle Wallace, will lead MSNBC’s primetime coverage on Monday night anchored from MSNBC World Headquarters in New York, with live reports from MSNBC and NBC News correspondents on the ground in Singapore and around the world.

NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel will cover the global implications of the summit from the ground in Seoul along with NBC News chief global correspondent Bill Neely in Singapore, and NBC News correspondent Janis Mackey Frayer from Beijing.