Updated Nov. 1, 2012, 3:38pm CT
Hurricane Superstorm Sandy bears down on the U.S. East Coast, here is where you can keep abreast of latest developments, whether you are in the affected areas or elsewhere. (Hurricane Sandy has now been classified as a Superstorm).
ABC News – ABC News has its Extreme Weather Team dispatched up and down the storm zone, and tonight (Oct. 29) the network will provide comprehensive coverage across all of its broadcasts and platforms. There will be a special one-hour edition of World News With Diane Sawyer (as well as a special live West Coast edition of the program), with Sawyer talking to those on the frontline of the rescue efforts. ABC News Weather Editor Sam Champion will lead coverage from Battery Park in New York City, where the surge is expected to reach historic levels. ABC News meteorologist Ginger Zee will be live in Atlantic City, N.J., the probable center of the storm’s landfall. Several other correspondents will report from along the East Coast.
At 11:35pm ET on Oct. 29, ABC News will air a special one-hour edition of Nightline with anchors Terry Moran and Bill Weir reporting from the storm zone — Moran from Cape May, N.J., and Weir from Lake Erie, where wind gusts are expected to reach 70mph. Cynthia McFadden will be reporting live from ABC News headquarters in New York, and the Extreme Weather Team will continue their reports from along the East Coast. Nightline will also broadcast a special West Coast edition of the program live at 11:35pm PT tonight (Oct. 29), which will also air live at 2:35am on the East Coast.
UPDATE: On Oct. 30, ABC News will air a one-hour edition of World News With Diane Sawyer at 6:30pm ET to show 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. Diane Sawyer and Chris Cuomo will then co-anchor A Special Edition of 20/20: The Perfect Storm, airing Oct. 30 at 10pm ET, which takes viewers inside the harrowing stories of determination by those caught in the storm. Additionally, ABC will air a special edition of Nightline at 11:35pm on Oct. 30 to cover the aftermath of Sandy. Terry Moran will anchor from New Jersey, with reporting from 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.
CBS — CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley will expand to one hour for special coverage of Hurricane Sandy. Pelley will anchor live from Allenhurst, N.J., tonight, with CBS correspondents contributing to tonight’s coverage from across the Eastern Seaboard.
UPDATE: CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley will again expand to one hour on Oct. 30 for additional coverage of the impact of Sandy, with Pelley anchoring from Lower Manhattan. The expanded broadcast will feature reports from CBS News correspondents positioned throughout the region.
CNBC – Live tonight from 7pm-9pm ET, CNBC will air CNBC Special Report: Hurricane Sandy, which is anchored by CNBC’s Bill Griffeth and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. With the financial capital of the world in the path of the storm, the program will look at the financial impact of Hurricane Sandy, what it means for people and business as well as the global markets.
UPDATE: Sandy: The Path of Destruction will air Oct. 30 at 7pm ET, hosted by Bill Griffeth and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, looking at the financial impact of Sandy.
CNN – CNN is airing Erin Burnett OutFront, Anderson Cooper 360 and Piers Morgan Tonight as usual, with Burnett and Cooper reporting from the field in New York for their shows and for Morgan’s show. CNN will then stay with live coverage of the storm overnight until an undetermined time, depending upon the storm’s path.
DirecTV is offering live 24/7 Hurricane Sandy coverage on Channels 325 and 349. The broadcast includes coverage from local stations in areas affected by the storm and is available to DirecTV viewers nationwide.
Fox News Channel – Fox News will air Hannity tonight as usual at 9pm ET, but the rest of its primetime schedule will be adjusted for storm coverage.
MSNBC — Chris Jansing will anchor special live coverage of storm developments throughout the night from 11pm-5:30am ET.
NBC – NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams will offer an hourlong broadcast to stations (the second half-hour is optional for local stations) featuring live coverage from up and down the mid-Atlantic coast. Correspondents will report on the latest impact, damages and continuing threats. Brian Williams will also anchor a network special report at 9pm.
UPDATE: NBC’s coverage will continue Oct. 30, with a one-hour edition of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, offering stations extended coverage of the aftermath, recovery efforts and ongoing threats in the wake of the storm. Brian Williams will also anchor an NBC News special, Sandy’s Fury, Oct. 30 at 10pm ET. The special will explore the damage caused up and down the Eastern Seaboard, and NBC News will follow the storm as it moves westward into Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas, and take a look at the electrical grid that is so vulnerable in bad weather.
Coverage continues Wednesday, Oct. 31, on Today, anchored by Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie.
UPDATE: On Nov. 1 at 10pm ET, Rock Center With Brian Williams will dedicate an entire hour to Superstorm Sandy. Brian Williams, Harry Smith, Tom Brokaw, Ann Curry, Richard Engel and Natalie Morales report.
Ustream – Ustream’s Sandy page offers a comprehensive collection of live-streams of Hurricane Sandy coverage, from national news outlets like CBS and the Associated Press, to stormchasers, to local news stations and weather cams, such as this one looking at lower Manhattan from across the East River.
The Weather Channel –The Weather Channel, of course, was made for moments such as this, and will have round-the-clock coverage of the storm. You can also watch a live-stream of the channel’s coverage online.
In addition to its on-air TV coverage, The Weather Channel features Hurricane Central online, which is a one-stop shop for up-to-date news and information, including a Hurricane Tracker Map; email and phone alerts; and more. The Weather Channel’s Twitter feed (@TWC_hurricane) will also feature the latest updates on Hurricane Sandy, using the hashtag #Sandy.
UPDATE: On Nov. 4 at 8pm and 9pm ET, The Weather Channel will air the one-hour special Sandy: Anatomy of a Superstorm, which will tell an all-encompassing story of the massive impact Hurricane Sandy had upon tens of millions across multiple states, including its nighttime landfall and the revelation of mass destruction upon sunrise. The program reveals the science of how the hurricane began in the Caribbean and developed into a devastating superstorm, slamming the eastern United States as combination hurricane/nor-easter/winter storm. The special also spotlights historical records broken by the storm and explores the possibility of more superstorms in the future. Included in the special are Weather Channel meteorologists Jim Cantore, Stephanie Abrams, Bryan Norcross and Stu Ostro, as well as scientist Bill Nye “The Science Guy.” They relay their first-hand experience in analyzing, forecasting and warning of the unprecedented storm.