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ARN And NPR Gear Up For Election Night


America's Radio News (ARN) Network will extend its regular programming on Election Day 2012, bringing listeners up-to-the-minute results for all national contests, including the White House, U.S. Senate, and House of Representatives. NPR News will offer seven hours of live on-air and online election coverage, anchored from NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The ARN team of John McCaslin, Lori Lundin, and Chris Salcedo will anchor the special Election Night 2012 coverage from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m. EST, when a flood of polling data and election results will be pouring in from each state, starting in the East and moving West. Before the winners are even announced, we will have for listeners the final state-by-state exit polling including crucial battleground states like Ohio, Florida and Virginia as quickly as the polls close in each state, says McCaslin, a former White House correspondent with more than 30 years' experience covering national elections.

NPRs election coverage will air on NPR member stations across the country. On-air coverage will also be streamed at and be available on NPRs mobile apps and mobile Web. Two teams will guide NPRs seven hours of election night coverage in Studio 4A: All Things Considered hosts Robert Siegel and Melissa Block from 8 p.m. to midnight (ET), with Guy Raz and Audie Cornish anchoring the broadcast from midnight to 3 a.m. (ET). Joining the hosts will be members of NPRs Election 2012 team, with White House correspondents Ari Shapiro and Scott Horsley reporting from the Romney and Obama campaign headquarters in Boston and Chicago, respectively. Numerous journalists will also report from strategic states across the country many of which have critical Congressional and gubernatorial races including: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. NPR will also provide exit polls from Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Virginia.