NBC, CBS, ABC will air live Comey testimony
NBC News announced Tuesday that it will follow CBS and ABC by offering live coverage of former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.
Coverage will begin on TODAY with Savannah Guthrie anchoring from Washington D.C. and Matt Lauer from New York. Lester Holt will take the baton later with a live version of NBC Nightly News from the capital.
CBS News announced its team coverage Monday, beginning with CBS This Morning co-hosts Charlie Rose, Gayle King, and Norah O’Donnell anchoring live coverage of Comey’s testimony, which is expected to begin at 10 a.m. ET. CBS, along with NBC and ABC (which will serve up George Stephanopoulos as its anchor with additional coverage by Jonathan Karl and Brian Ross, among others), will break into its daytime lineup with live coverage of the hearing.
It’s uncommon for the broadcast nets to preempt their daytime programs for a Congressional hearing, but then not every hearing is as anticipated as the one featuring Comey, who will be asked to reveal whether President Donald Trump tried to sway the FBI’s investigation into Russian election meddling. Comey was fired by Trump in May.