RALEIGH, NC, January 12, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- ABC11 Eyewitness News (http://www.abc11.com) is the official media partner for the 2013 North Carolina Governor's Inaugural Ball, hosted by the Junior League of Raleigh. Live coverage will begin on Eyewitness News on Friday, Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. Then, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, ABC11.com will offer exclusive LIVE streaming of the Gala Presentation, which will take place at the Raleigh Convention Center. ABC11 Eyewitness News anchors Steve Daniels and Tisha Powell will serve as masters of ceremonies for this hour-long celebratory event. The Governor's Inaugural Ball will follow the presentation from 9 p.m. until midnight. Live reports will occur on Eyewitness News at 10 p.m. on CW 22 and on Eyewitness News at 11 p.m. on ABC11.
Beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, ABC11 will provide live coverage, as well as a live video stream on ABC11.com, of the inauguration events at the State Capitol, including Governor Pat McCrory's swearing-in ceremony, his Inaugural Address and the Inaugural Parade. ABC11 Eyewitness News anchors Larry Stogner, Steve Daniels and Tisha Powell will report on the day's ceremonies and celebrations. In addition, ABC 11 will provide viewers with exclusive coverage inside the Governor's Ball in an Eyewitness News Special on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. This special will be hosted by ABC11 Eyewitness News 4 p.m. anchors Fred Shropshire and Anna Laurel and will feature highlights of all the inaugural events.
"We are very excited to partner in this important North Carolina event," said Caroline Welch, president and general manager of WTVD. "We know that many of our viewers are interested in seeing the inaugural celebration, so we are pleased to offer this special programming for them, both on-air and online, as part of our commitment to be the top news source for our region."
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ABC11 Eyewitness News provides 42.5 hours of local news every week, serving more than 1 million households in a 23-county area in North Carolina and Virginia. Eyewitness News also provides news, weather and sports information 24 hours a day on ABC11.com as well as serving two additional digital channels, the HD Live Well Network on 11.2 (Time Warner Ch. 112) and the Live Well Network on 11.3 (Time Warner Ch. 113). ABC11 WTVD is part of the Disney-ABC Television Group, which is home to all of The Walt Disney Company's worldwide entertainment and news television properties. For more information, go to http://www.abc11.com.
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