‘NBC News Special Report: Coronavirus Pandemic’ to Air Tuesdays at 10pm ET, Beginning March 31 for Three Consecutive Weeks

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb to Anchor March 31; Lester Holt will also Anchor Subsequent Editions

NBC News will air a series of live primetime specials on the coronavirus pandemic Tuesdays at 10pm ET across NBC, MSNBC and NBC News NOW. Beginning Tuesday, March 31, NBC News Special Report: Coronavirus Pandemic will air for three consecutive weeks.  TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb together will anchor the first one next week, and NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC’s Lester Holt will also anchor subsequent editions, including on April 7th, which will be collaboration with Facebook.

As COVID-19 cases continue to permeate at an exponential rate, a team of the network’s correspondents from around the world will provide critical real-time information with the latest developments surrounding the coronavirus.During the one-hour broadcasts, viewers can submit questions to NBC’s Coronavirus Crisis Team, including NBC and MSNBC correspondent Dr. John Torres, top virologist and NBC News and MSNBC contributor Dr. Joseph Fair, NBC News investigative and consumer correspondent Vicky Nguyen and NBC News senior business correspondent Stephanie Ruhle. Additionally, key newsmakers will join the programs with updates on the nation’s response at both the federal and local levels.

Lester Holt anchored the first installment of NBC News Special Report: Coronavirus Pandemic on Thursday, March 19, in collaboration with Facebook.

The latest reporting on COVID-19 from NBC News and MSNBC’s worldwide team of correspondents is available at NBCNews.com, including a dedicated 24/7 live-blog with the latest updates every few minutes from the network’s medical, business, political and investigative reporters.


 More Americans watch NBC News than any news organization in the world. Its leading and award-winning television news broadcasts include TODAY, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Meet the Press with Chuck Todd and Dateline NBC – all of which closed out 2019 at #1 in the key news demo for the fourth straight year. Additionally, NBC News produces Third Hour of TODAY, TODAY with Hoda and Jenna and Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist, as well as primetime specials and breaking news reports. The rapidly-growing NBC News Digital Group, including its streaming news service NBC News NOW, along with the SiriusXM TODAY Show Radio channel, provides continuous content to consumers wherever they are, whenever they want it. NBC News also operates NBC News Studios, a new unit producing premium documentaries, docuseries, select scripted programming, and content for emerging platforms, and the NBC NewsChannel affiliate news service.

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