Topic: Politics and Election Coverage
Posted on 11/8/2016
Dispatch Broadcast Groupís NBC affiliate WTHR-TV Indianapolis provided extensive coverage on election night. The station led the market in total household viewership from the moment the polls closed at 6:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. and WTHR political reporter Kevin Rader was the only Indianapolis-based TV reporter to interview Vice President-elect/Indiana Governor Mike Pence that evening. ďIím proud of our stationís great planning, journalistic integrity and commitment to excellence around such an important and historic day in our nationís political history,Ē said Dispatch Broadcast Group President Larry Delia. Additionally, the wthr.com news app and website received 1.4 million page views on election night, including 219,000 unique visitors.
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