S.E. Cupp to Lead ‘Battleground,’ a Roundtable Show Focused on Swing States, for Fox Stations

S.E. Cupp, the longtime political analyst and CNN contributor will have more to say during the run-up to the 2024 presidential election on a new roundtable program for Fox-owned TV stations.

Fox intends to air “Battleground” starting June 10 every Monday across all of its owned-and-operated stations as well as WCCB, a CW station in Charlotte, NC. After nine weeks, the program will expand to five days a week starting August 12. th.

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“Battleground” will focus intently on issues and politics in seven critical swing states — and in doing so, may help Fox capture what is expected to be a heady flow of ad dollars from political ad campaigns spending heavily in Senate races, among others.

“In what is shaping up to be a record political advertising year in local media, this initiative positions us to reap the benefits of exuberant spending on all sides,” says Stephen Brown, executive vice president of programming and development for Fox Television Stations. “Our offering is unique in that local media, the newspapers, television, and radio stations, are ingrained in these communities and thus, can provide a deeper, more nuanced understanding of how voters will decide this election in each of those states.”

The show, which will also produce a digital newsletter, will be executive produced by Neal Kendall and in partnership with local radio stations, newspapers, and Fox-owned local stations in Phoenix, Atlanta Detroit, Philadelphia, Wisconsin and Charlotte. Political correspondents from Fox stations will participate and contribute to the program.

“All politics is local. These seven swing states have crucial stories to tell, and our fantastic team of reporters and producers will bring these local conversations to a national audience in a unique and rigorous manner, from right where it’s happening – on the ground,” said Cupp.

She is expected to remain a contributor to CNN. Cupp, who has also written a column for New York’s Daily News and co-hosted programs on MSNBC and CNN, serves as an advisory member for the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs. She graduated from Cornell earned a master’s degree from New York University.

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