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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

KTRK abc13 and Univision 45 live webstream Houston mayoral debate

Univision 45/KXLN-TV and ABC-13/KTRK-TV have joined to co-host the Houston Mayoral Debate, streaming it live from Hobby Center’s Zilkha Hall, 800 Bagby St. at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 10.

The Mayoral Debate will feature the top seven announced candidates and will be accessible exclusively online at and Simultaneous Spanish-language translation will be available on Univision 45’s website.

ABC-13’s Erik Barajas and Univision 45’s Rebecca Suarez will moderate the debate. The audience will be by invitation only; however, Houston voters are encouraged to submit their questions in English or Spanish by posting them to twitter using #HOUSTONVOTE.

The Houston Mayoral Debate’s direct to web live stream will be the first of its kind for a local debate (FOX 26 KRIV previously held Mayoral debates in the past). ABC-13 will telecast the debate that same night at 10:35 p.m.

“We are thrilled with our partnership with ABC-13. By co-hosting this mayoral forum, we are providing a great service to our community. The top mayoral candidates will have an opportunity to convey their respective visions and plans for the city of Houston,” said David Loving, General Manager of Univision Houston Local Media.

“We’re delighted to collaborate with Univision and co-host Houston’s Mayoral Debate. It is an exciting opportunity to use our digital platforms to deliver information to Houstonians in new and innovative ways,” said Henry Florsheim, General Manager of KTRK ABC-13.

The Houston mayoral candidates include Chris Bell, Stephen Costello, Adrian Garcia, Ben Hall, Bill King, Marty McVey, and Sylvester Turner.

Rebecca Suarez is an award-winning broadcast journalist. She has been a member of the Univision 45 news team since 2011, working as a news anchor and reporter. She is a native Houstonian with expertise in covering local and statewide elections. Erik Barajas has served as a respected 13 Eyewitness News anchor for seven years. A true Texas journalist, he’s worked as a reporter and anchor in several cities across the state.

(This post was taken from a release sent to me by KTRK abc13)

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