Global News to Air Extensive Live Coverage of the U.S. Election with America Votes 2016

VANCOUVER – After the most contentious campaign in memory, Global News has assembled a leading team of political journalists, experts and analysts for the U.S. election to provide viewers with extensive America Votes 2016 coverage.

The West Block kicks things off with a special broadcast from Washington, D.C. on Sunday, November 6 at 10 a.m. PT/MT11 a.m. ET/CT and 12 p.m. ATTom ClarkGlobal News’ Chief Political Correspondent and host of The West Block will provide contextual analysis on the closing hours of the campaign, including the latest poll numbers and a look at how results might affect Canadians and their pocketbooks.

Beginning Monday, November 7 and continuing through Wednesday, November 9Dawna Friesen, host of the network’s award-winning flagship newscast, continues the special America Votes 2016 coverage, anchoring Global National from the U.S. capital at 5:30 p.m. PT/MT/CT and 6:30 ET/AT. The Global National team is back on the air from Washington late Tuesday evening with live updates into all of Global’s late-night newscasts as the bitter contest is finally decided.

On Globalnews.ca, Senior National Affairs Correspondent Eric Sorensen will host a special live web program on election night, offering viewers instant analysis of the latest results.  The webcast, which begins at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, will also be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube. Globalnews.ca’s live interactive election results, powered by The Associated Press, will be complimented by a team of online journalists providing up to the minute contextual articles and videos.

“Global News is committed to providing our viewers with the news and information they want on all platforms and America Votes is a matchless example of that,” says Mike Omelus, VP of National News and Newsgathering.”With full U.S. election coverage across-the-board, Global News will enlighten viewers with complete coverage you won’t find anywhere else.”

In addition, Corus Radio talk stations across Canada will produce an extensive election special with popular host Charles Adler (exact timing below).

Vancouver (7-10 p.m. PT)
CKNW AM 980

Calgary (6-11 p.m. MT)
News Talk 770

Edmonton (9-11 p.m. MT)
630 CHED

Winnipeg (7 p.m.-12 a.m. CT)
680 CJOB

Ontario (8 p.m.-1 a.m. ET)
AM 640, AM 980, AM 900 CHML

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Global News and Corus Radio are a part of Corus Entertainment Inc.

About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

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Samantha Simic
Global News & Corus Radio
604.418.2387
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Rishma Govani
Global News & Corus Radio
416.391.7361
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