US Election Coverage guide

All networks will be covering the US election tomorrow.


Having endured close to 600 days of the most toxic election campaigning in modern history, on Wednesday Americans will find out who the 45th President of the United States will be.

From the only commercial network that brought you all three debates Live as they happened and with teams following the ever-changing campaigning of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump night after night, Seven News will deliver Australia’s most comprehensive coverage of the US Presidential Election, featuring commentary and analysis from an unrivalled team of journalists and experts Live on-air and across digital and social platforms.

All-day special coverage on Seven and PLUS7 Live airs following an extended edition of Sunrise from 10am AEDT, anchored by Seven News US Bureau Chief Mike Amor and Senior Correspondent Michael Usher. We’ll cross live to Seven News Chief Reporter Chris Reason from inside Donald Trump’s camp, and US Correspondent Angela Cox who will be with Hillary Clinton. Seven News Political Editor Mark Riley will have on-the-spot analysis live from Washington, D.C.

Committed to bringing viewers the most in-depth, informative and interactive coverage as the election unfolds, Seven News will broadcast every moment and every dramatic twist as the results emerge, using the exclusive resources of our global broadcast news affiliates CNN and NBC.

Tom Switzer, Australia’s leading US politics and foreign policy expert and senior fellow at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, will also join our team to provide expert analysis.

Do not miss a moment of what’s been described as The Greatest Show on Earth, as the battle for the world’s most powerful position is won and lost. Join Seven News for all-day coverage of the US Election Live on Wednesday from 10am AEDT on Seven and if you’re out and about stream it on PLUS7 Live (


The Nine Network will broadcast Australia’s most comprehensive coverage of the U.S. election featuring the country’s most experienced political commentators in a Nine News special event on Wednesday, November 9.

An extended edition of the Today show will start the day’s coverage with regular crosses to the United States for the latest news from the polling booths.

This will lead into Nine’s dedicated broadcast of the election, starting at 10.00am. Today host and Australia’s foremost live reporter, Karl Stefanovic, will front Nine’s coverage live from the heart of the action at our specially created studio in New York’s Times Square.

Nine News Political Editor and Walkley Award-winning journalist Laurie Oakes will spearhead Nine’s team of experts. With more than 50 years of covering politics, Oakes is Australia’s best political mind and has a grasp of the American political scene that is second to none among Australian journalists. Nine’s coverage will draw upon the enormous resources of ABC America. We will bring viewers access to their cutting-edge technology that will provide up-to-the-second results.

Robert Penfold, Australia’s most experienced North American correspondent, will bring a unique perspective to Nine’s broadcast. Australian born and bred, Penfold has been with Nine for 40 years, the last 20 living with his family in Los Angeles. Penfold is unrivalled in his ability to bridge both worlds and has an understanding of America that is unparalleled among Australian reporters. He will report from the Clinton campaign headquarters in New York.

Nine’s U.S. correspondent, Laura Turner, will provide regular updates from the Trump camp, also in New York. Our coverage will include expert analysis from Harlan Hill, widely regarding as one of America’s sharpest political wits. Nine’s Tom Steinfort will also report live from New York on the reaction to the day’s events from everyday Americans. We will also cross regularly to Washington D.C. and to key swing states such as Florida.

Back in Australia, Peter Overton will anchor the local coverage, bringing viewers the reaction from our country and its leaders as it happens. Our coverage will continue throughout the day, rolling into Nine’s Afternoons News at 4.00pm.

The results of the election will have an enormous bearing for Australia, impacting on everything from our economy to our military ties with America. As the U.S. votes on who will become the most important person in the world, this Nine News special will provide a broadcast that is without rival for the experience and insight it has assembled.


10am – 3pm

Wednesday, Studio 10 will broadcast live across Australia to bring you  down-to-earth coverage that cuts through the spin and focuses on  bringing you results as they happen.

Hosted by Sarah Harris and Sandra Sully with Hugh Riminton and Waleed Aly on the ground in New York plus reporters across America in key locations. Our panel of experts includes a former press secretary who worked in the White House under two Presidents. With full, unrestricted access to the powerful resources of CBS news we’ll be able to bring you key information as polls close  in each state plus exit poll projections.

Hosted by: Sarah Harris & Sandra Sully
Panel: Joe Hildebrand, Ita Buttrose, Jessica Rowe plus special guests.

Election coverage times around Australia:
10.00am – NSW / VIC / ACT / TAS
9.30am – South Australia
9.00am – Queensland
8.30am – Northern Territory
7.00am – Western Australia