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NBC10 Boston, NECN and Telemundo Boston to Host Preliminary Mayoral Debate

NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston and NECN in partnership with the Dorchester Reporter and the Bay State Banner, will host, broadcast and livestream a 1-hour long LIVE preliminary Mayoral Debate inside the NBCUniversal Boston Media Center on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

The debate with Mayor Kim Janey and challengers John Barros, Andrea Campbell, Annissa Essaibi-George and Michelle Wu is a one hour long LIVE debate from inside a secure and closed studio inside the NBCUniversal Boston Media Center – located at 189B Street, Needham, MA. The NBC10 and NECN broadcast airs from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The debate will also livestream from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in English on and and in Spanish on

An extended post-debate roundtable show for streaming audiences will be available from 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. exclusively on our streaming platforms including: Roku and Apple TV channels as well as,, on the NBC10 Boston app and on the station’s social sites including Twitter, Facebook YouTube and Instagram. The post-debate discussion will be hosted by Sue O’Connell and Raul Martinez and will include analysis and reaction from a panel of political experts.

Telemundo Boston will air the debate in Spanish at a later date.

“Debates are essential to the decision-making process for our future,” said Ben Dobson, Vice President of News for NBC10 Boston, NECN, Telemundo Boston and NBC Sports Boston. “With 4 stations, and over 20 platforms we are uniquely positioned to help inform Boston communities with the information they’ll need to cast their best vote.”

The politicians are expected to address current issues important to Bostonians including public safety, Covid-19 effects on the community, and the rising costs of living expenses. Questions for the candidates are being prepared by  moderator and NBC10 Boston Morning News Anchor, Latoyia Edwards. Viewer questions will be solicited in advance via social media as well as from readers of debate partners, the Dorchester Reporter and the Bay State Banner. Candidates do not see the questions ahead of time.

Proper COVID-19 safety protocols will be enforced for the duration of the debate.

The two candidates who advance to the general election will be invited to participate in another debate this October.

About NBC10 Boston

Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC 10 Boston delivers viewers in the Greater Boston area, Southern New Hampshire and Northeastern Massachusetts NBC’s award-winning daytime, primetime and late night signature programs. Launched on January 1, 2017, the station features the largest weather team in the region, an exclusive 10-day forecast and a daily lifestyle program called “The Hub Today.” The station’s investigative units, “NBC 10 Boston Responds” and “The Investigators” answer local consumer inquiries and shine a light on questionable practices. NBC 10 Boston also delivers local breaking news and information to viewers on-the-go through its dedicated website, a customized mobile app and via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.

About NBC Sports Boston

NBC Sports Boston reaches more than 4 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Programming includes the Boston Celtics, Arbella Early Edition, Boston Sports Tonight, Celtics Post Up, Monday Night Patriots, Quick Slants, Football Day in New England including pre and post-game programs surrounding all Patriots games, CAA football, basketball and more. and all of the networks social media channels (@NBCSBoston) provide continuous news, video and in-depth, up-to-the-minute coverage of New England sports. Visit for more information. Check local listings for the specific channel location for your area.

About Telemundo Boston

Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo Boston, WNEU, is a local Telemundo owned station that serves viewers in the Greater Boston area. Telemundo Boston produces 10 hours of local news programming each week. The station’s newscast, “Noticiero Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra” (Telemundo New England News) is the #1 Spanish-language newscast in New England airing every weeknight at 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM and delivers live, local breaking news, weather forecasts and special reports, as well as sports and entertainment information to Spanish-speaking audiences in Boston and in Hartford, Connecticut through a simulcast via WRDM. Telemundo Boston also airs Telemundo Network’s world-class programming and a weekly sports feature, The Red Sox Report. Audiences can also receive the most-up-to-date news and information across the station’s digital and mobile platforms at, via the “Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra” mobile app, and its social media channels @TelemundoNI.

About NECN

Owned by NBCUniversal, NECN serves as the largest 24-hour regional news network in the U.S. Since its launch on March 2, 1992, NECN has grown to include 3.6 million subscribers in more than 1,050 cities and towns throughout all six New England states. NECN has established itself as an industry leader as the only cable television news station to earn a George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. DuPont – Columbia University Broadcast Journalism Award, among many other accolades. On January 19, 2020 NECN relaunched its entire network targeting a new audience- millennial women 25-40. As a digital first network, NECN has changed the way it delivers news, entertainment, and lifestyle content across all platforms.

New England Cable News

New England Cable News is a regional 24-hour cable news television network owned and operated by NBCUniversal serving the New England region of the United States. It focuses on regional news, though in some low priority timeslots, paid programming and programming from WNBC such as Talk Stoop and Open House are seen.

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