As soon as the polls close at 7:30 p.m., the KARK 4 News team will begin live coverage on arkansasmatters.com. At 9 p.m., coverage will continue on arkansasmatters.com as well as on KARZ Channel 42. At 10 p.m., Arkansas election coverage kicks off on KARK while NBC News takes a break from its national coverage. You can finish off your evening of political coverage on KARZ from 10:30 p.m. until midnight.
Throughout the evening on KARK, NBC News will present its Decision 2012 coverage anchored by Brian Williams. KARK will present updates every 30 minutes at 24 and 54 after the hour.
"As part of our effort to provide local news that matters, we want to offer viewers an alternative to the national coverage they'll get throughout the evening," said KARK News Director Austin Kellerman. "While we expect viewers to be focused on the presidential race, we'll be there when they need a break and want updates on the races that will impact Arkansas."
Along with presenting streaming online coverage throughout the night, folks on-the-go can check out election coverage on their mobile devices. KARK will stream coverage viewable on most smart phones along with offering race results via the KARK app available in iTunes and the Google Play stores.
KARK's election night coverage will be anchored by Bob Clausen and Jessica Dean. Utilizing the resources of the KARK newsroom and sister stations across the region, KARK will have crews dispersed across the state. Joining the KARK news team will be analysts Bill Vickery, Gabe Holmstrom, Max Brantley, and Clint Reed along with respresentatives from the Arkansas Republican and Democratic parties.