FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2, 2009 CONTACT: Rick Swanson, Director of Marketing & Programming (206) 448-5555
Seattle, WA – KING 5 News is positioned to bring viewers the most comprehensive general election coverage in Western Washington beginning at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 3rd including webcasting on KING5.com, news updates and lower screen tickers in NBC prime time and KING 5 News on KONG 6/16 at 10:00 PM and KING 5 News at 11:00 PM.
KING 5 News will have results, reaction and analysis of the major issues and races facing voters. These include state measures Referendum 71 and Initiative 1033 as well as the race for King County Executive and Seattle mayor. R-71 would expand the rights and responsibilities of state registered same sex and senior domestic partners and Initiative 1033 would limit growth of certain state, county and city revenue to annual inflation and population growth.
“The decisions voters make on the November ballot will have a major impact on Western Washington and across the state”, said Pat Costello, Vice President and KING 5 Station Manager. “That’s why our election coverage focuses on both the results themselves and how the outcome will affect viewers.”
Results from the exclusive KING 5 News / Survey USA voter polls will provide insight to the issues that were most important to voters in the key races.
Allen Schauffler, Mimi Jung, Linda Brill and Chris Daniels will be reporting live from King County Executive and Seattle mayoral campaign headquarters and at gatherings of those for and against Referendum 71. Dennis Bounds and Lori Matsukawa will co-anchor ninety-five minutes of live election night coverage with KONG’s 10:00 PM and KING 5’s 11:00 PM newscasts. If you’re on the go and don’t have access to a TV monitor, check the latest election results on KING5.com’s mobile site or on Twitter @King5Seattle.
KING 5.com will have election night webcast streaming beginning at 8:00 PM. KING 5 anchor Carolyn Douglas will interview political analysts with video reports and live shots from candidate headquarters. KING 5’s 10 & 11PM newscasts will also be live on the web.
Joyce Taylor and Brad Goode take over Wednesday with KING 5 Morning News starting at 4:30 AM with all the latest numbers in races or measures too close to call.
KING 5 is part of Belo Corp (BLC). Belo is one of the nation’s largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, with 2008 annual revenue of $733 million. The Company owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated Web sites. Belo stations, which include affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV, reach more than 14 percent of U.S. television households in 15 highly-attractive markets. Belo stations rank first or second in nearly all of their local markets. Additional information is available at www.belo.com.