Fox News Sets Election Coverage


Shepard Smith will kick off Fox News Channel’s midterm-election coverage Tuesday night in Escondido, Calif., part of a five-state tour through Monday night.

The anchor of The Fox Report and Studio B will begin Fox News’ You Decide 2006 election coverage at 7 p.m. (EST) in California on Halloween night before making stops in Overland Park, Kan.; Chesterfield, Mo.; and Germantown, Tenn., in that time slot Wednesday-Friday, respectively.

Smith will conclude with live editions of The Fox Report and Studio B, featuring interviews with important local newsmakers, Nov. 6 in Patterson, N.J.

Brit Hume will start Fox News election-night coverage Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. with Special Report.

Through midnight, Fox News will present interviews with key political players and live reports from its political correspondents, anchors and analysts.

The network will examine the latest returns, with Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday reporting national exit polls. Overall analysis will be provided by The Beltway Boys hosts Fred Barnes and Mort Kondracke; political contributor Juan Williams; Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard; and Michael Barone, columnist for U.S. News and World Report.

In the nation’s capital, chief political correspondent Carl Cameron will provide up-to-the-minute reporting on Senate races, while Major Garrett will report on House action and Megyn Kendall will focus on the latest results of the gubernatorial races. Chief White House correspondent Bret Baier will provide live updates from the White House.