Network newscasts expand Oklahoma tornado coverage

ABC, CBS and NBC have announced that on the evening of Tuesday, May 21, they will be having expanded newscasts and/or news specials to further cover the devastating Oklahoma tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City metropolitan area on Monday afternoon, particularly the city of Moore. The broadcasts will continue to offer updates on the Oklahoma tornado’s aftermath, search and rescue operations, and stories of those who experienced the tornado (many of the cable news networks are continuing round-the-clock coverage).

ABC News will present a special one-hour edition of ABC World News With Diane Sawyer (6:30pm ET), with reporting from ABC’s team of anchors and correspondents in Oklahoma. Additionally, Nightline (12:37am ET) will air a special edition anchored by Cynthia McFadden dedicated to coverage of the Oklahoma tornado aftermath, with more reporting from the ABC team on the scene. ABC News correspondents and anchors reporting from the scene across various platforms include David Muir, Sam Champion, Ginger Zee, Byron Pitts, Mike Boettcher, Cecilia Vega and Alex Perez.

CBS says that the CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley will expand to 90 minutes (6:30-8pm ET) on May 21 for further coverage of the Oklahoma tornado aftermath. Pelley will anchor live from Moore, Oklahoma.

NBC Nightly News (6:30pm ET) will have Brian Williams anchoring live from Moore, Oklahoma, on May 21. Later on May 21, at 8pm ET, NBC will air an NBC News special, with Brian Williams anchoring an hourlong program live from Oklahoma with reports from Lester Holt, Ann Curry, Harry Smith, Kate Snow and others.


Moore, Oklahoma tornado damage: Gene Blevins/ZUMA Press/NEWSCOM

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