Lilly stations provide exceptional election coverage
From the White House to houses across America, Lilly Broadcasting stations provided comprehensive coverage of local, state and national elections with continuing coverage as ballots continued to be counted.
Washington bureau reporter Matt Knoedler provided nearly 60 live reports from the White House and U.S. Capitol. His reports kept viewers informed from New York and Pennsylvania to Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Hawaii. In high stakes Pennsylvania, Harrisburg bureau reporter Cody Carlson tracked record-breaking voting in the Commonwealth with 20 live updates for WENY in Elmira/Corning, NY and Erie News Now in Erie, PA.
Erie News Now (WICU/WSEE, Erie, PA) provided 14 hours of continuous election coverage Nov. 3 on the station’s 24/7 local news channel, Erie News Now+. Teams fanned out around the Erie region to provide minute-by-minute election updates. Erie News Now anchors were assigned to track voting progress and safety issues. Analysts provided context from the Election Hot Zone while breaking news aired immediately from the Alert Center.
WENY-TV led coverage by reporting real-time election results with the help of the latest technology from BTI and the Associated Press. WENY (ABC/CBS) News updated viewers hourly throughout the night with returns and perspective.
KITV4 (ABC) in Hawaii was in a unique position to bring viewers late-breaking information beginning in the afternoon due to a five-hour time difference with the east coast. KITV4 focused on digital delivery with the latest information on KITV.com, Hawaii Television and social media platforms.
CBS Puerto Rico provided updates throughout the evening from San Juan and Washington. USVI News, the Virgin Islands Connection produced local content throughout network election coverage on ABC and CBS.
Coverage was streamed on station websites and live streaming services such as Roku and VuIT.
In all, the journalists of Lilly Broadcasting provided unequaled and accurate coverage of a national unlike we’ve seen in American history to a diverse audience.