Nightline Presents Special Coverage of COVID-19, Devoting Full Show To Latest Developments Nightly

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ABC Audio Makes Daily Program ‘COVID-19: What You Need to Know’ Available to Podcast Listeners Beginning Tuesday, March 10


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Beginning tonight, ABC News’ “Nightline” will devote its show fully to continual coverage of COVID-19. “Nightline” will take a distinctive look at the global and domestic effects of the coronavirus outbreak from testing and quarantined cases to business, labor and politics. Coverage will feature reporting from ABC News’ network of correspondents around the globe, newsmaker interviews, viewer questions answered by ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton, analysis and expert insight on the latest developments, and more. The program’s move to single-topic coverage is a return to its roots when “Nightline” launched 40 years ago with daily news updates on the Iran hostage crisis.

“In times of global crisis, we as journalists have a public service to give our viewers the essential information they need to stay informed and help them make any decisions for their own and their family’s well-being,” said Steven Baker, executive producer of “Nightline.” “This type of in-depth daily coverage is in the show’s DNA. After all, it was 40 years ago that our show began with daily news updates on the Iran hostage crisis.”

Beginning Tuesday, March 10, ABC Audio’s daily program “COVID-19: What You Need to Know” will be available to podcast listeners for free on all major podcast platforms. “COVID-19: What You Need to Know” is hosted by anchor and correspondent Aaron Katersky. It features the latest headlines and updates on the coronavirus outbreak as well as Dr. Ashton answering questions from social media.

The latest ABC News reporting on COVID-19 is available below.

ABC News’ “Nightline” is late-night television‘s prestigious, award-winning news program featuring the most powerful, in-depth stories that shape our lives and the world around us. It is anchored by Juju Chang and Byron Pitts. Steven Baker is executive producer. The program airs weeknights from 12:35-1:05 a.m. EDT on ABC. “Nightline” has also produced numerous original documentaries available on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.

About ABC Audio

With distribution to over 1,650 radio stations and digital distributors, ABC Audio is the premier source for audio news, entertainment and music format services in the United States. ABC Audio syndicates ABC News Radio, where more Americans get their radio news than any other commercial broadcaster. ABC Audio includes Air Power, station services with format-specific music content, entertainment and news; ABC Digital, publisher of news, entertainment, lifestyle and music format-specific stories updated 24/7; and syndicated music and talk programming brands.

ABC Audio also produces world-class on-demand content, including ABC News’ flagship daily podcast Start Here, the international chart-topping hit The Dropout and the award-winning Ten Percent Happier.

ABC Audio is part of ABC News and Walt Disney Television. For more information visit

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March 10, 2020 9:30pm ET by ABC Publicity  

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