NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston and NECN, in partnership with the Dorchester Reporter and the Bay State Banner, hosted an hour-long live general election Boston mayoral debate inside the NBCUniversal Boston Media Center on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m.
The second head-to-head debate with candidates Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu was held inside a secure and closed studio inside the NBCUniversal Boston Media Center, located at 189 B St., Needham, Massachusetts.
“These two outstanding mayoral candidates have both earned their way to this final stage,” said Chris Wayland, president and general manager of NBC10 Boston, NECN, Telemundo Boston and NBC Sports Boston. “Our stations' bilingual, multi-platform coverage throughout all Boston communities ensures a larger, inclusive audience will be able to watch the anticipated face-off.”
The NBC10 Boston and NECN broadcast aired from 7 to 8 p.m.
Dorchester native and NBC10 Boston morning news anchor Latoyia Edwards moderated the debate, and NBC10 Boston political reporter Alison King and Telemundo Boston news anchor Grace Gómez served as panelists.
Viewer questions were solicited in advance via social media as well as from readers of debate partners the Dorchester Reporter and the Bay State Banner. Candidates did not see the questions ahead of time.
A live post-debate show for streaming audiences was available from 8 to 8:30 p.m. exclusively on our streaming platforms, including: Roku, Apple TV and Fire TV channels, as well as NBC10Boston.com, NECN.com and the NBC10 Boston and NECN apps. The post-debate discussion was hosted by Sue O’Connell and Tim Caputo.
Proper COVID-19 safety protocols were enforced for the duration of the debate.