Arizona Capitol Times April 12 announced a media partnership with ABC-15 to provide live coverage of the Capitol on the television station’s news programs.
The inaugural segment will air April 14, during Daybreak, which is broadcast from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Beginning next week, the segment will air on Daybreak every Monday.
A studio has been constructed in the editorial department at Capitol Times, complete with studio lights, camera and a microwave link to the Channel 15 studios.
Daybreak hosts Nicole Beyer and Kirk Yuhnke will be able to ask questions live of Capitol Times news staff. The studio will also be used for breaking news from the Capitol.
On Fridays, Daybreak will give teasers of the main stories in that day’s issue of Arizona Capitol Times.
Ginger Lamb, publisher and vice-president of the Capitol Times, said: “We are extremely pleased to team with ABC-15, a leader in broadcast journalism in this market. We are looking forward to working with their great team of professionals to give unmatched broadcast coverage of the Capitol during this important election year.”
Joe Hengemuehler, news director at ABC-15, said: “The political process is always vital – and it seems even more so in these times. So, it’s a real pleasure to be aligned in a content partnership with a trusted organization such as Arizona Capitol Times.”