Mark Rush, professor of politics at W&L, will join a team of political analysts on WVTF Public Radio on election night.
WVTF will begin broadcasting election coverage after the polls close in Virginia at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, and continue overnight until Morning Edition, which begins at 5 a.m. the following day.
Rush is the Robert G. Brown Professor of Politics and head of the department of politics in W&L's Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics. Earlier this fall Rush discussed the presidential campaign as part of a special Homecoming Weekend panel at W&L. His presentation is available on the University's YouTube Channel.
“This is the most comprehensive rolling coverage combination presented by National Public Radio and the WVTF news department featuring election results, in-studio analysis, and live reports from around the country throughout the night,” said WVTF News Director Rick Mattioni.
National Public Radio hosts Robert Siegel and Michele Norris will provide national election coverage, while WVTF hosts Fred Echols and Libby Fitzgerald provide state and regional coverage. They will be joined in the studios by political analysts Craig Brians and Karen Hult of Virginia Tech and Mark Rush of Washington and Lee University. WVTF’s Connie Stevens will provide updates in key Virginia races throughout the evening. WVTF will have reporters stationed with the candidates at their election night events as well.