Decision 2022

How to Watch Top Dem Candidates for NY Governor Debate Live on Thursday

NBC 4 New York, Telemundo 47 and the Times Union are hosting the Democratic debate for governor on June 16 at 7 p.m.


NBC 4 New York/WNBC, Telemundo 47/WNJU and the Times Union will host a televised debate featuring the Democratic Party’s leading candidates for governor of New York on Thursday, June 16. 

  • The Gubernatorial debate is scheduled for Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m., two days before early voting begins.  It will originate from WNBC’s 30 Rockefeller Center studios in Manhattan and air on WNBC and WNJU’s over-the-air and digital platforms.
  • Panel moderators will include WNBC 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. news anchor David Ushery, WNBC political reporter Melissa Russo, WNJU morning news anchor and host of public affairs show “Enfoque Nueva York” Allan Villafana, and Casey Seiler, vice president and editor in chief of the Times Union. 
  • Debate co-sponsors include the New York Urban League (NYUL), Hispanic Federation (HF) and Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF)
  • Invitations have been extended to Governor Kathy Hochul, Congressman Thomas Suozzi and New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.

The debate broadcast will include sign-language interpreters and closed captioning access for the hearing impaired. It will also be translated into Spanish for WNJU audiences. Viewers can watch the debate live on TV or by streaming online or through a connected device. The full debate will be made available for viewing after it ends.

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