Hurricane Sandy: Morning TV Shows Planning Wall-to-Wall Coverage
"Good Morning America" and "Today" will have correspondents fanned out across the region as the East Coast braces its the worst storm in 75 years.
Residents of New York and New Jersey already have been inundated with storm coverage and live press conferences from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York and New Jersey Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie. And come Monday morning, news programs will have wall-to-wall coverage of Hurricane Sandy with millions of people along the Eastern seaboard bracing for what meteorologists are calling the worst storm to hit the region in 75 years.
New York was already largely shut down Sunday night with subway and bus service suspended and stores, theaters and restaurants shuttered.
ABC’s Good Morning America will have comprehensive coverage of the storm with ABC News weather editor Sam Champion live in lower Manhattan’s Battery Park neighborhood, where sea levels are expected to reach historic highs. George Stephanopoulos will anchor the program from GMA’s Times Square studios. News anchor Josh Elliott will be stationed at one of the city’s subway stations; Metropolitan Transit Authority officials are expecting widespread flooding in the subways. The weather already has impacted flights in and out of New York and New Jersey, and correspondent Jim Avila will report from New York’s La Guardia airport. Other ABC News correspondents will be live from affected areas including Nags Head, North Carolina, Atlantic City, New Jersey and the beaches of Long Island.
Today co-hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie will be in Studio 1A on Monday morning with most of the show’s four hours dedicated to live coverage of the storm.