Rachel Maddow to Host Election Night on MSNBC

Coverage Starts at 6 p.m.; ‘Morning Joe' Broadcasts from Democracy Plaza

Rachel Maddow will host MSNBC's all-night Decision 2012 coverage on Nov. 6 starting at 6 p.m., the network announced Friday. Chris Matthews, Rev. Al Sharpton, Lawrence O'Donnell, Ed Schultz and Steve Schmidt will join her in New York.

Additionally, Chuck Todd will contribute insight on numbers and battleground states, Tamron Hall will provide exit poll results, Melissa Harris-Perry will report from Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago and Chris Jansing from Romney headquarters in Boston.

Election Night contributors include Alex Wagner, Chris Hayes, Ezra Klein, former RNC chairman Michael Steele, Washington Post's Eugene Robinson, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, former Gov. Ed Rendell, Huffington Post's Howard Fineman and CNBC's John Harwood.

MSNBC's coverage will begin on Nov. 6 with Way Too Early and Morning Joe live from Democracy Plaza at 30 Rock, with Todd joining Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist for Election Day coverage from 9 a.m. to noon.

Coverage will continue the morning of Nov. 7 with Way Too Early and Morning Joe live from studio 8H at 30 Rock to offer an election recap in front of a studio audience. MSNBC will also air a full primetime lineup on Sunday, Nov. 4 before the election.