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US TV news networks scramble to cover Queen Elizabeth II's funeral

Queen Elizabeth II Monday, September The funeral is about to become a global spectacle. World leaders, including President Biden, will attend, as will the world media.

The Queen’s funeral will be the first of its kind to be televised. In 10, the funeral procession for King George VI was televised in the UK when Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne, but the funeral itself remained private of. Not this time.

While the BBC will be the official broadcaster of the program, every American TV news organization will be in attendance, with many of their top anchors flying around and blowing up their typical The lineup of shows to host it resides.

The following are the plans of the US TV News Network.

ABC News

Good Morning America Anchor Robin Roberts and World News ) Anchor David Muir will lead ABC’s coverage from 5:00: 30 Monday morning. They will be joined by ABC’s team of correspondents and writers.

ABC coverage will also be streamed online via ABC News Live.

CBS News

CBS Mornings Host Gayle King and The Evening News Anchor Nora O’Donnell will lead the CBS coverage in London, which will be broadcast on the broadcast network and streamed for free online.

King and O’Donnell will be with CBS News royal contributors Tina Brown , Julian Payne , Roja Nika , Amanda Foreman , and former BBC Royal Correspondent Wesley Kerr

NBC News

NBC will have today anchor Savannah Guth and Hoda Kotb , and Evening News anchor Lester Holt main coverage of the funeral at Westminster Abbey in London from 5:00 :10 AM Eastern Time. Holt will also host the evening show from London that night.

NBC will have anchors, contributors and correspondents across the UK including Tom Llamas , Keir Simmons , Kelly Cobiella and Molly Hunter , and Wilfred Frost, Daisy McAndrew and Andrew Roberts .

The broadcast will be on NBC, and on NBC News’ streaming platform.

Fox News

Fox has anchor Martha McCallum Main coverage from London, Monday 4am To start, get ahead Fox & friends . McCallum will be stationed at Buckingham Palace’s Canada Gate and will be hosted by Fox & Friends anchor Ainsley Earhardt and TalkTV host Piers Morgan .

Live Reports by Correspondents Greg Packot , Amy Kellogg , Jonathan Hunt and Alex Hogan will continue throughout the day.


CNN anchors Anderson Cooper and Erin Burne Teresa will lead CNN’s coverage in London from 5am. Christian Amanpour , Max Foster and Richard Quest , joined from New York with Don Lemon .

The cable news channel will also have reporters across London, from Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle to the parade route.

Nada Bashir , Matthew Chance , Bianca Nobillo , Nick Robertson , Issa Suarez , Anna Stewart and Clarissa Ward will provide minute-by-minute updates on the ground, while Zain Asher and Julia Chatterley from New York. CNN Royal Historian Kate Williams , CNN Royal Commentator Sally Bedell Smith and CNN contributor Trisha Goddard will also provide analysis.

Coverage will be live, no cable subscription required.


MSNBC funeral coverage starts at 3 AM, led by Chris Jansing in London. Starting at 5AM, Joe Scarborough , Mika Brzezinski , Willie Geist and Katty Kay will host a special edition of

Good Morning Joe from London.

Jansing, Katy Tur and Andrea Mitchell will take over coverage at 10 AM.


If American audiences want to get The same coverage that UK TV viewers will see, PBS will simultaneously broadcast the BBC’s non-stop coverage of the Queen’s funeral from 4am. PBS will also air the BBC’s prime-time special HM Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral: Daily Events , starting at 8pm.



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