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ABC News expands coverage of 'Superstorm Sandy' on Tuesday

by jmaloni

Press release

Tue, Oct 30th 2012 04:20 pm

ABC News to broadcast special one-hour edition of "World News with Diane Sawyer"

Diane Sawyer and Chris Cuomo to anchor "A Special Edition of 20/20: The Perfect Storm"

"Nightline" to broadcast a special edition dedicated to covering the aftermath of Sandy

Throughout the day, ABC News' "Extreme Weather Team" will provide viewers with the whole picture of how the Hurricane Sandy has impacted the East Coast and beyond. Over the past 24 hours, ABC News has deployed more than two-dozen correspondents and anchors to cover "Superstorm Sandy" for its broadcasts, digital platforms, affiliates and radio newscasts.

On Tuesday, ABC News will air a special one-hour edition of "World News with Diane Sawyer" at 6:30 p.m. The broadcast will have the latest on how the 50 million Americans caught in the storm's path were effected, the potential economic impact, updates on transit shutdowns, as well as the implications for the upcoming election.

Sawyer and Chris Cuomo will co-anchor "A Special Edition of 20/20: The Perfect Storm" at 10 p.m., taking viewers inside the harrowing stories of determination by those caught in the storm's path.

In addition, ABC will air a special edition of "Nightline" dedicated to covering the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy from 11:35 p.m. until midnight Terry Moran will anchor from New Jersey with reporting from his co-anchors Cynthia McFadden in New York and Bill Weir on the front edge of the storm in Ohio. Plus, Juju Chang will report on the impact of Sandy on New York City.

ABC News will have anchors and correspondents reporting from across the impacted coastline throughout the day on Tuesday:

    •ABC News Weather Editor Sam Champion reports from New York City along with "20/20" co-anchor Cuomo and "Nightline" correspondent Chang.

•"World News" weekend anchor David Muir reports on the evacuation of New York University Langone Medical Center.

•"20/20" co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas reports from Breezy Point in Queens.

•MeteorologistGinger Zee reports from the Jersey Shore where the storm made landfall.

    •"Nightline" co-anchor Moran makes the journey up the Jersey coastline.

    •"Nightline" co-anchor Weir reports from front edge of the storm in Ohio.

    •Alex Perez reports from New Jersey where rescues are under way.

    •Michelle Charlesworth, of ABC's owned station in New York WABC, reports from Staten Island.

    •Matt Gutman reports from North Carolina.

    •Ron Claiborne reports from Long Island.

    •David Kerley reports from Delaware.

    •Linsey Davis reports from Northern New Jersey.

    •Lisa Stark reports from the West Virginia/Maryland area.

    •Dan Harris reports on use of social media throughout the storm.

    •Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper and Senior Political Correspondent Jonathan Karl have the latest on how the storm is impacting the election.

    •Senior National Correspondent Jim Avila discusses the latest travel updates.

    •Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser talks concerns about drinking water.

ABC News will have up-to-the-minute coverage across its digital and social platforms as well as on Yahoo!. For complete, continuing storm coverage from the ABC News "Extreme Weather Team," check out the Hurricane Sandy live blog andspecial landing page. ABCNews.com will be producing live, multi-stream digital coverage throughout the day. ABC News Digital live coverage streams are available across all ABC digital platforms and apps as well as here:http://www.abcnews.com/live.

ABC NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, will be providing live and taped reports to its domestic and international clients throughout the day from the following correspondents:

•TJ Winick reporting from Cape May, N.J.

•Tahman Bradley reporting from Ocean City, Md.

•Brandi Hitt reporting from New York University Langone Medical Center

ABC News will be working closely with local stations and affiliates up and down the East Coast throughout the coming days as it covers the storm's impact.

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