Tonight! NBC 4 New York Will Host Democratic Mayoral Primary Debate from 7-9 pm

06/16/2021

First hour to be carried on WNBC-TV; second hour will be carried on WNBC’s digital platforms, including nbcnewyork.com

Tonight, NBC 4 New York/WNBC-TV will host the third and final official Democratic primary debate between "leading contenders" for New York City mayor from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. WNBC-TV is co-hosting with Telemundo 47/WNJU-TV, Politico, Citizens Budget Commission, and New York Urban League.

The in-person debate will originate from the iconic Studio 8H, housed within NBC world headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. No audiences will be present. The broadcast will be translated into Spanish for WNJU audiences.

How To Tune In:

WNBC-TV will carry the first hour, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. The full debate, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, will be carried on WNBC’s digital platforms, including nbcnewyork.com, the NBC 4 App, and on their Apple TV and Roku channels. The debate will also be broadcast in its entirety on NYC Life TV.

TV: WNBC-TV Channel 4
Telemundo Channel 47 (Spanish)

NYC Life TV Channel 25.1
Spectrum, FiOs, RCN, DirecTV, and Dish - 25
Optimum | Altice - 22
Comcast - 1025

Livestream: NBCNewYork.com (English)
Telemundo47.com (Spanish)
Politico New York (English)

Debate Participants:
The visual descriptions of the studio, candidates, moderator, and panelists are intended to provide greater access to the debates for voters who are blind or have low vision.

Studio description: Each of the eight candidates will be standing behind a clear lectern. Behind them, white stars will be projected onto blue drapes. The four moderators will be seated together at a white table directly facing the candidates.

Candidates:

Eric Adams: “I am a bald black man, in my early 60's with brown eyes. I am wearing a blue suit and white button down shirt.”

Shaun Donovan: "I am a white male, in my mid-50’s with sandy blonde hair and blue eyes. I am wearing clear square-rimmed glasses and a suit."

Kathryn Garcia: "I'm a white woman in my early 50's with blonde hair and blue eyes wearing a black dress and a red jacket."

Raymond J. McGuire: "I am a 6' 4” Black male, in my early 60s, bald with brown eyes. I am wearing a navy blue suit, light blue collared shirt, dark blue tie and black shoes."

Dianne Morales: "I am a first generation, Afro-Latina, 53 years old, five foot six with medium length curly dark hair and brown eyes. I am wearing a Navy Blue suit with a fuchsia camisole."

Scott Stringer: “I am pale skinned with salt and pepper hair and I wear glasses. I use he/him/his pronouns.”

Maya Wiley: "I am a Black woman. I am 57 years old. My hair is down and I have long grey locks. Today I am wearing an energizing and uplifting fuschia collarless blazer with a black top and slacks."

Andrew Yang: “I am a six-foot-tall Asian male in my mid-40s. I am wearing a navy suit and light-blue shirt with no tie."

Moderators:

David Ushery, WNBC Anchor: “I am a 54-year-old man who is bald wearing a dark blue suit, white shirt and tie”.

Melissa Russo, WNBC Government Affairs Reporter: “I am a middle-aged white woman with shoulder-length blond hair, brown eyes and glasses. I am wearing a navy blue dress with buttons and white trim.”
Allan Villafana, Telemundo 47 Anchor: “I’m a Puerto Rican male, in my mid 50’s, wearing glasses, a navy blue suit with a blue and yellow tie.”
Sally Goldenberg, POLITICO New York City Hall Bureau Chief: “I’m a 40-year-old white woman with curly brown hair and blue eyes. I am wearing a tan blazer over a navy blue dress.”

Criteria:
Candidates appearing in this debate have met nonpartisan, objective, and nondiscriminatory criteria in the city's Campaign Finance Act. For this debate, candidates have qualified for public matching funds or raised and spent $2,250,000.

Seven of the eight candidates participating in this debate have qualified for and received public matching funds totaling $32,373,764. This is the highest number of mayoral candidates to receive payment and the highest amount paid to mayoral candidates in campaign finance program history.

The candidates participating in the matching funds program must participate in this debate if they meet the eligibility thresholds. Ray McGuire, who is not participating in the city's campaign financing program, has been invited to participate after meeting the eligibility thresholds.