Sky News will have what it promises will be unrivalled multichannel, multiplatform coverage of President Trump’s inauguration commencing Friday evening (January 20), followed by the formal inauguration proceedings from 3am on Saturday January 21.’
Laura Jayes, Sky News political reporter and anchor of The Latest, will be live from Washington DC with the latest breaking news and updates as the formal proceedings begin.
From 3am Sky News Live (Channel 601) partners with ABC America and their unrivalled, award-winning team to bring you the inauguration as Americans will see it.
Paul Murray takes the reins at 7am to anchor an inauguration special of Saturday Edition with Sky News political editor David Speers joining him on the desk.
At 10am David Speers will present an inauguration special report, followed by live US coverage from ABC World News Tonight at 10:30am and the CBS Evening News from 11:30am.
Sky News Election Channel (Channel 606) will feature live rolling coverage from C-SPAN starting at 11pm on Friday January 20, and will also include the live broadcast of the inaugural balls.
Sky News Business (Channel 602) will provide nonstop coverage from Sky News UK commencing 9pm on Friday January 20 through to 12pm Saturday January 21.
Comprehensive coverage will also be available online at skynews.com.au including a live blog and social media reaction.
Karl Stefanovic will spearhead Nine’s coverage of Donald Trump’s swearing-in, live from Washington DC.
Nine’s US bureau chief Robert Penfold will join the broadcast, bringing 40 years’ journalistic expertise, the last 20 of those garnered while living in the US.
Viewers will be treated to expert analysis from Harlan Hill.
Nine’s US correspondent Laura Turner will provide regular updates from the streets of Washington DC.
Weekend Today from 7am Saturday will then cover the parades and celebrations taking place across the US, as well as the global reactions to the inauguration of America’s 45th President.
Live coverage of the Inauguration on Seven and PLUS7 Live airs from 3am AEDT, anchored by Seven News US bureau chief Mike Amor and chief reporter Chris Reason from Washington, DC and using the exclusive resources of Seven’s global broadcast affiliates CNN and NBC America.
The coverage will also cross live to Seven News US correspondent Ashlee Mullany for on-the-spot updates from the inaugural parade, as the President and Vice President make their way down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol Building to the White House.
Seven News political editor Mark Riley and Edwina Bartholomew will co-anchor a special edition of Weekend Sunrise from 6am AEDT, with comprehensive coverage and analysis of the official ceremony, parade and ball.
Meanwhile Fairfax Media coverage online at The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald will be available to all and won’t be behind the paywall.
Editorial coverage will include breaking news reports, a live blog – edited from the US and Australia, live video of the inauguration, on the ground reporting of the ceremony, the balls, and protest marches.
Fairfax editorial director Sean Aylmer said: “During landmark moments such as the US presidential inauguration this weekend, we see the importance of making our trusted editorial coverage openly available.
“This weekend, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald’s online coverage of the US presidential election will be freely available to all Australians so they get the full story.”