When Pope Francis arrives in Mexico on Friday for a six-day trip, seven NBCU-owned Telemundo stations will have reporters and anchors on the scene for live reports.
NBC News will broadcast its morning show coverage of Pope Francis’s visit to Washington from an exclusive anchor spot on the White House’s South Lawn. The setup will give the NBC News broadcast the look and feel of the official pope-visit news desk that no other newscast will have.
Stations from across the country put reporters on the ground in and around Vatican City starting about 10 days ago, with a lucky few there through today’s installation. They say their robust coverage of the papal conclave, as well as the ensuing events, is motivated by providing viewers with market-specific stories no one else is delivering.