Just like this year’s presidential election, the 2016 Republican National Convention is sure to be full of historic moments and surprises.
To make sure you don’t miss a moment of the action, NBC10 is sending a team of veteran journalists to Cleveland, Ohio to provide around-the-clock coverage on TV and online.
Anchors Jim Rosenfield and Tracy Davidson and political reporter Lauren Mayk will connect with local GOP supporters and delegates as they navigate the convention and help provide context to every development.
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From husband and wife teams supporting Donald Trump to women and gays' thoughts on the presumptive nominee to the legislators who won’t be attending the event, the crew will cover it all and much more.
“Our goal is to provide a hyper-local perspective from the convention,” said Rosenfield. “We’ll be talking to our neighbors and lawmakers who are representing our communities and helping to decide the GOP’s future while our partners at NBC News will provide a broader, national view of the convention.”
The RNC team has a combined 75 years of experience reporting on local and national politics and has covered several political conventions in past years.
“The presidential race has been unpredictable so nobody knows what to expect from the convention. That’s why it’s important that we have an experienced team to provide context to what’s happening in real time,” said Mayk, who’s covered politics in different parts of the country over the course of her career.
Starting Sunday, NBC10 will have live reports every half-hour during our morning, afternoon and late night newscasts. Each evening during the convention at 7 p.m. NBC10 will present “Live at the RNC,” an hour-long special showcasing the major developments of the day, analysis from NBC10 political experts and interviews with local delegates.
NBC News will provide live coverage from inside Quicken Loans Arena at 10 p.m. airing the most anticipated speeches from GOP members.
“No other local news outlet will be providing the breadth and depth of coverage that NBC10 is offering,” said Anzio Williams, Vice President of News. “This investment in vital political coverage demonstrates our commitment to provide the best local news to our community no matter where it happens.”
NBC10’s RNC team will be sharing new information and moments not only on TV and on NBC10.com, but also through social media. Keep an eye out for Facebook Live broadcasts on the NBC10 Philadelphia Facebook page and tweets from the @NBCPhiladelphia team with the latest updates about the race.
"Now more than ever people want to learn about the process: what actually happens at a convention. We’ll be able to help our viewers understand how it works," Davidson said. "What's especially exciting is that we'll not only will we have on-air reports, but because of our around-the-clock team coverage you’ll be able to follow us on social media and never miss a thing."
Make sure to download the free NBC10 app to get the latest updates, stories and video from our team so you don’t miss a moment of the action.
Count on NBC10 to be your expert local source for political news this presidential election season.