ABC News will present special coverage of President Biden’s first joint address to Congress and the nation and the Republican Response on Wednesday, April 28 from 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET on ABC Television Network and will stream on ABC News Live.

  • World News Tonight Anchor David Muir will lead coverage from ABC News headquarters in New York joined by ABC News’ powerhouse political team, including:
    • ABC News Live Prime and World News Tonight Weekend Anchor Linsey Davis
    • Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl
    • Chief White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega
    • Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and This Week Co-anchor Martha Raddatz
    • Nightline Co-anchor Byron Pitts.
  • Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas and Senior National Correspondent Terry Moran will report from Washington D.C. with Senior White House Correspondent Mary Bruce and Congressional Correspondent Rachel Scott at the U.S. Capitol.  
  • Plus, Contributors Chris Christie, Rahm Emanuel and Yvette Simpson will provide context and analysis.
  • ABC News Live will stream a special two-hour edition of ABC News Live Prime anchored by Davis at 7:00 p.m. ET and a special one-hour edition at 11:00 p.m. ET.
  • ABC News Digital will have full coverage of Biden’s address, including key takeaways and analysis.
  • Digital and FiveThirtyEight will each provide a live blog with updates throughout the evening.
  • ABC News Radio will provide extensive coverage of President Biden’s address beginning with a one-hour special, The Biden Presidency: The First 100 Days, looking back at the start of the Biden administration.
  • The program will air live on the radio network from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET.
  • It will be available to affiliates to replay on-demand throughout the weekend and will later be available on the “ABC News Radio Specials” podcast, available on all major listening platforms.
  • The special will be anchored by Correspondent Aaron Katersky in Pennsylvania, the swing state that flipped in 2020 and put Biden over the top. Katersky will speak with some of the voters who helped decide the race.
  • The program will feature reporting by Correspondent Karen Travers on the promises made and whether they’ve been kept; Chief Business, Economics and Technology Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis on the stimulus, infrastructure and the economy; Correspondent Mark Remillard on race and justice in the Biden era; and Correspondent Jim Ryan on the immigration crisis at the border.
  • The special also features analysis by ABC News contributors Dr. Jay Bhatt on the administration’s COVID-19 response and Dr. Leah Wright Rigueur on whether progress has been made since last year’s racial reckoning.
  • Bruce and weekend White House Correspondent MaryAlice Parks will join Katersky for a round table discussion on the administration’s successes and challenges.  
  • ABC News Radio will also provide live anchored coverage of President Biden’s speech, with reporting and analysis from ABC News’ powerhouse team of correspondents and experts.
  • Status Reports will be offered throughout the evening and the next morning, as well as custom reports with affiliates before and after the speech.
  • ABC NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, will provide live coverage from Washington with Multi-Platform Reporters Andrew Dymburt and Ike Ejiochi, plus analysis from ABC News Political Director Rick Klein and Karen Travers.  
  • NewsOne provides news content and services for more than 200 ABC affiliates and international news partners.