CNN en Español Broadcasts Special Coverage of the 2012 Democratic and Republican National Conventions
CNN Press Release - Starting Monday, August 27th through Thursday, August 30th, CNN en Español will broadcast a special coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, hosted by anchors Juan Carlos Lopez, Fernando del Rincon and Carlos Montero. On Monday, September 3rd through Thursday, September 6th, the network will also broadcast a special coverage of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, hosted by anchors Juan Carlos Lopez, Patricia Janiot and Lucia Navarro. In addition, correspondent Gustavo Valdes will be reporting from both conventions. Reporter Kay Guerrero will also be on hand to follow youth and student voters.
Throughout the coverage, key Democrats and Republicans will be speaking during the conventions. On Tuesday, August 28th, CNN en Español will broadcast New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s speech live. On Wednesday, August 29th, the network will broadcast vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s speech live at 9 p.m. (ET). Additionally, on Thursday, August 30th, the network will broadcast Senator Marco Rubio’s speech introducing governor Mitt Romney, and Mitt Romney’s speech live, thereafter.
Moreover, on Wednesday, September 5th, the network will broadcast former President Bill Clinton’s speech introducing President Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee. On Thursday, September 6th, the network will broadcast President Barack Obama’s speech live at 9 p.m. (ET).
At the same time, CNN en Español will be collaborating with CNN throughout the coverage with stories that follow youth and student voters. There will also be a special throughout CNN en Español’s programming called Voto Latino 2012 where anchors Juan Carlos Lopez, Fernando del Rincon and Patricia Janiot will be discussing the importance of the Hispanic vote in the 2012 presidential elections.
CNN en Español will broadcast the special coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions starting Monday, August 27th through Thursday August 30th and Monday, September 3rd through Thursday, September 6th.
CNN en Español
CNN en Español, the first 24-hour television network of CNN independently produced in a language other than English, was launched March 17, 1997. It provides continuous news coverage of news that is most relevant to the region and the world, with context and in-depth analysis, and shows that go in-depth with topics like economy, finances, health, technology and entertainment. Since its launch, CNN en Español has multiplied its subscriber base up to 29 million households and hotel rooms in Latin America and 7 million households in the United States. In its 15 years, the network has set the standard for credible, timely and relevant news coverage that offers viewers a unique way to engage with their world, providing them with all the news, information and actuality they need to stay informed and make smart decisions to secure their futures.
CNN Reveals the Winners of the 'Your Political Ticket' iReport Convention Contest
CNN Press Release - CNN revealed the winners of the 'Your Political Ticket' iReport contest, who will join the network at this year's political conventions.
The iReporters will receive an all-expense paid trip alongside a guest to attend the one of the conventions. Three will attend the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 27-30, followed by the other three at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 3-6.
The winners will cover the conventions from a variety of angles, from first-person video commentary and on-air reporting, to photography coverage and interviews with convention attendees and local residents.
The winners are:
TAMPA – RNC
Alex Anderson Plymouth, Minnesota
Anderson is a student at Hillsdale College, where he majors in History. He is also an intern for the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C.
Matt Sky New York, New York
Sky is a web consultant freelancer, puppeteer, and long-time contributor to iReport who tackles newsy issues with a funny twist. Sky, who considers himself an Independent, but leans liberal, says he's interested to see whether Republican voters can unite behind Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Elizabeth Lauten Alexandria, Virginia
Lauten is a 29-year-old media consultant who has volunteered for every Republican presidential campaign since 2000. She has experience with print, broadcast, and online journalism, and says she bleeds "blood, sweat and politics."
CHARLOTTE – DNC
Omekongo Dibinga Washington, D.C.
Dibinga is a motivational speaker and diversity consultant. A member of the iReport community since 2009, Omekongo often tackles hot political topics with engaging video commentaries.
Melissa Fazli Yorba Linda, California
Fazli is a volunteer with "Organizing for America," Obama's grassroots campaign, and joined iReport in 2009. The mother of three is an aspiring documentarian and recent graduate from California State University of Fullerton.
Willie Harris Ewing, New Jersey
Harris is a 23-year-old student at Mercer County Community College and mentor with inner-city youth in Trenton. The Obama supporter described going to Charlotte during the DNC as "a dream."
Check out CNNiReport.com to follow the latest iReports from the conventions.
CNN Plans Special Programming around Romney's VP Selection
CNN ADVISORY - CNN plans special programming Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. ET around presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s vice presidential selection. Lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer, along with Candy Crowley, John King and Gloria Borger will participate in the network’s special coverage.
Jim Acosta will be on the ground with the Romney campaign in Norfolk, Virginia.