Apple on Monday officially announced that it will be teaming up with ABC News to provide coverage for the 2020 United States presidential election. Key moments will be covered over the course of the year, including some debates, as well as including a plethora of other elements that will provide even more context and information.
Access to quality news and trusted information is always important, and never more so than in an election year,” said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News. “We’re proud to partner with ABC News to present the millions of people who use Apple News each day with dynamic live coverage and responsible analysis during the major news moments of the 2020 election.
Apple News’ collaborative coverage of the 2020 presidential election will begin on Friday, February 7, as the service co-hosts the Democratic primary debate in New Hampshire. The Apple News app will provide live-streaming coverage of the debate as it happens, along with video provided by ABC News. The app will also provide infographics, polling data from FiveThirtyEight, and analysis.
This election is one of the most consequential in modern history, and this unprecedented partnership with Apple News will deliver our world-class political journalism to more people than ever before,” said James Goldston, president of ABC News. “It will enable millions more people to have a deeper understanding of the key issues, candidates and events by providing straightforward information, insight and context during the entire 2020 cycle — reaching our audience anywhere and anytime they want breaking and in-depth news.
The team up between Apple News and ABC News will extend beyond the Democratic debate, though. It will continue past Super Tuesday, will include both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, general election debates, into election night, and finally the 2021 presidential inauguration.