Bloomberg and Twitter Partner to Broadcast James Comey’s Congressional Testimony


Bloomberg and Twitter are partnering to deliver uninterrupted special live coverage of former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, June 8th. Bloomberg is Twitter’s exclusive premium live partner for the broadcast and the live stream will be available on Twitter globally via @business

Bloomberg Television anchors David Westin and David Gura, along with Bloomberg’s Senior White House Correspondent Margaret Talev, will host the network’s special coverage beginning at approximately 9:30am from Bloomberg’s Washington, DC bureau. Comey is scheduled to appear in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee at 10 am ET. Special programming and analysis hosted by Westin, Gura and Talev will continue at 1 pm ET, when Comey will appear in a non-televised closed session.

The agreement comes on the heels of the deal Bloomberg Media and Twitter announced in May to create the first-ever 24/7 breaking news network that will be global, live, social and streaming. Bloomberg Media and Twitter also partnered to live stream the U.S. presidential debates last fall, and the platform currently streams three of Bloomberg Television’s daily live programs.

– Amanda Cowie | June 7, 2017