NHPR Election Night Coverage

Nov 2, 2018


Credit Sara Plourde

New Hampshire Public Radio’s Election Day coverage will include field reporting from reporters across the state, in-studio analysis and commentary, and ongoing digital updates.

NHPR continues to explore in-depth the candidates and issues that impact voters this midterm election, taking a broader look at the forces that shape our politics: the impact of money in politics, changing voter demographics, and questions around voter access and residency requirements, among other topics.   

All of NHPR’s election-related coverage is housed in a central location online. For the latest stories, voter resources, and coverage of particular races – listeners and readers should click or bookmark here: https://tinyurl.com/yb2e5bks

For all election-related coverage, the public is invited to submit questions about issues and concerns shaping their decision-making this election cycle, via social media: Twitter @NHPRExchange or Facebook @nhprexchange.  Members of the public can also e-mail their questions/comments to: exchange@nhpr.org.


9 to 10 A.M. – NHPR extends coverage of NPR’s Morning Edition for an additional hour. No broadcast of The Exchange on Election Day.

7 P.M. – COVERAGE BEGINS FROM THE NHPR STUDIOS, and will feature live calls and e-mails from listeners. Featured guests:

  • Dr. Andrew Smith, Professor in the Department of Political Science & Director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center
  • Dan Bush, Digital Politics Editor at PBS
  • Dan Barrick, NHPR News Director

8 P.M.  Laura Knoy hosts NHPR’s Election night coverage, reporting on key local and national races, and featuring reports & updates from NHPR reporters posted around the state. Featuring:             

  • Casey McDermott, NHPR Data & Investigations Reporter
  • Dante Scala, Professor of Political Science, University of New Hampshire
  • Peter Biello, NHPR All Things Considered host, reporting on AP results, national trends, and local recaps. (hosting from 10 p.m. onwards)

On-air coverage will be extended through real-time, ongoing digital updates. NHPR’s in-studio program will be broadcast via Facebook Live. At nhpr.org and related social media properties, updates and live tweeting will continue throughout the evening.

Into the late hours Tuesday and early hours Wednesday, NHPR will also provide continuing updates from NPR regarding national races. At 3 a.m., the BBC will offer a global perspective on the U.S. midterm elections and their impact.


The day after Election Day, Morning Edition will offer recaps of national and state elections, and features from NHPR’s newsroom.

Wednesday’s edition of The Exchange will analyze local races and wider trends. Joining host Laura Knoy will be NHPR Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers, State of Democracy Reporter Lauren Chooljian, and Dean Spiliotes, civic scholar at Southern New Hampshire University and the founder of the political blog, NHPoliticalCapital.com.

NHPR’s newsroom also produced a N.H. Voter’s Guide – in both English and Spanish. The guide provides in-depth answers to voter FAQs around how and where to vote, and also explains how new voting laws will affect voters on Election Day.

For the English guide, click here.

For the Spanish guide, click here.


About NHPR

Since 1981, NHPR has shaped the media landscape in the Granite State and beyond. Our mission is “Expanding minds, sparking connections, building stronger communities.” NHPR is broadcast from 14 different sites, making it by far New Hampshire’s largest (and only) statewide radio news service. Every week, NHPR is the choice of more than 175,000 listeners as a primary source of in-depth and intelligent news coverage, with thousands more viewing NHPR.org and NHPR social media sites. Each day, New Hampshire Public Radio delivers several hours of local news reported by its award-winning news team. Locally-produced programs include The Exchange, Word of Mouth, The Folk Show, Outside/In, Civics 101, and numerous podcasts. NHPR is the exclusive outlet for NPR News in the Granite State and broadcasts national weekly programs such as The Moth Radio Hour, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, and This American Life.