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Press Release

January 13, 2017

JANUARY 13, 2017 -- NBC News and MSNBC together will deliver wall-to-wall coverage of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20th, anchored live from Washington, D.C. and NBC News world headquarters in New York, with anchors and correspondents reporting from Capitol Hill, the parade route, the National Mall, the White House, across the country, and around the world.

Inauguration coverage on the NBC broadcast network begins at 7 a.m. ET as Matt Lauer co-hosts “TODAY” live from Washington, D.C. on Friday morning, with Al Roker, “Meet the Press” moderator and NBC News political director Chuck Todd and NBC News analyst Nicolle Wallace.

Beginning at 10 a.m. ET, “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt leads coverage from Capitol Hill, joined by NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw, Todd and Wallace. NBC News analysts Ben Ginsberg and Hugh Hewitt and NBC News presidential historian Michael Beschloss will also join the network’s coverage.

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” originates live from Washington, D.C. both Thursday and Friday, with an expanded one-hour broadcast on Inauguration Day.

On MSNBC, coverage kicks off with a special four-hour edition of “Morning Joe” live from The Dubliner pub in Washington, D.C. from 6 - 10 a.m. ET.

Rachel Maddow, Brian Williams, and Chris Matthews lead MSNBC’s all-day coverage beginning at 10 a.m. ET, anchored from MSNBC World Headquarters in New York, with live reports from MSNBC and NBC News correspondents on the ground in Washington and beyond.

Prime time coverage and analysis continues on MSNBC throughout the night as the Trumps and other dignitaries attend inaugural balls.

MSNBC will anchor live from Washington D.C leading up to Inauguration Day. Throughout the week, MSNBC will air all-new series that go behind the scenes of preparations for the inauguration and look ahead at what’s to come from the Trump administration.

NBC News and MSNBC journalists contributing to inauguration coverage include:

  • Andrea Mitchell, Hallie Jackson, Kristen Welker, Kasie Hunt, Katy Tur, Kelly O’Donnell and Chris Jansing positioned across the Capitol complex.
  • Al Roker, Tamron Hall, Kate Snow, Peter Alexander, and Craig Melvin along the Pennsylvania Avenue parade route.
  • Ron Allen at the White House.
  • Hans Nichols at the Pentagon.
  • Jacob Soboroff on the National Mall.
  • Pete Williams and Miguel Almaguer will report on the day’s events for “NBC Nightly News.”
  • Stephanie Gosk, Jacob Rascon, and Cal Perry covering security and protests across Washington D.C.
  • Correspondents outside the Beltway for domestic reaction include: Gadi Schwartz along the US/Mexico Border, Kevin Tibbles in Pemberville, OH, Ron Mott in Pittsburgh, PA, and Tammy Leitner in North Carolina.
  • Correspondents around the world for global reaction include: Richard Engel and Bill Neely in Moscow, Kelly Cobiella in Berlin, Keir Simmons in Davos, Matt Bradley in Tel Aviv, Lucy Kafanov in London, Ali Aruzzi in Tehran, Claudio Lavanga in Rome and Janis Mackey Frayer in Beijing.

Special coverage will stream live on NBCNews.com beginning at 10 a.m. ET. The live stream will also be available on NBC News apps and OTT platforms.

The digital hub NBCNews.com/inauguration will feature a range of unique editorial and multimedia content including a live blog of updates from the field.

NBC News Digital will also be launching Dear Mr. President, a series featuring real people’s messages for President Trump, both of hope and of concern. Citizens profiled from across the country and the political spectrum will tell the incoming president the issues on their mind and share pieces of advice as he begins his term. This will be paired with a social media campaign which asks readers to share letters to the president as either a photo of an actual written message or as a video submission with the hashtag #DearMrPresident. The best of these submissions will be curated into NBC News and MSNBC coverage.

In addition, starting on Inauguration Day, NBC News will be launching a timeline featuring the single most important moment, meeting, tweet, and more from each day of President Trump’s first 100 days in office.