The Scripps stations claim that they will commit to 100 minutes of political coverage each week, in the 45 days leading up to Election Day.
Scripps has now announced that they have hired Mike Sacks as their new political correspondent based at the Scripps News Washington Bureau.
Sacks is fresh from Capitol Hill where he covered Congress for the National Law Journal/Legal Times. From 2012-2014 he was one of the founding host of HuffPost Live.
“Mike is well-known and well-respected as a political journalist,” said Sean McLaughlin, vice president of news for Scripps. “He will track down the stories that matter most to our local markets. He has deep knowledge of the national political scene and will follow the national races closely. Mike also is a sensitive journalist who will provide context and impact for our audiences all across the country.”
Sacks will report for The Now, a Scripps original program produced locally in 11 markets. His stories also will appear in other Scripps markets and across online and mobile platforms.