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KHOU 11 and Houston Public Media Announce Mayoral Debate

KHOU 11 and Houston Public Media are teaming up to host a live broadcast of a mayoral debate on Monday, October 21 at 7 pm.



Victoria Cordova
Houston Public Media

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HOUSTON, TX – KHOU 11 and Houston Public Media are teaming up to host a live broadcast of a mayoral debate on Monday, October 21 at 7 pm.

The debate will be broadcast live from KHOU 11's studios in the Galleria area and will be simulcast on Houston Public Media's News 88.7, as well as streaming platforms.

The joint effort will reach a large Houston audience on the first day of early voting. During the hour, candidates will have equal time to introduce themselves, and then a panel of journalists will pose questions to the candidates about their backgrounds and their plans to serve the city.

"Houston is shaping up to be the country's third-largest city and is already recognized as one of the most vibrant, diverse metropolitan areas in the nation," said Lisa Trapani Shumate, general manager of Houston Public Media. "It's critical that voters planning to head to the polls during early voting tune in to hear from candidates vying to be the city's chief executive."

KHOU 11's president and general Manager agrees. "As broadcasters, this is one of the most important functions we serve," said Robert Springer. "We look forward to providing the people of Houston the opportunity to hear directly from the top mayoral candidates."

Candidates who have been invited to participate in the debate include:

  • Kendall Baker
  • Dwight Boykins
  • Tony Buzbee
  • Bill King
  • Mayor Sylvester Turner

The mayoral election will be held on November 5, 2019.


About KHOU
KHOU 11 is one of the top-rated CBS affiliates in Texas and has been a leader in local news, information and community involvement for more than six decades. KHOU 11 is owned by TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), an innovative media company that owns and operates 62 television stations in 51 markets. To learn more about at KHOU please visit

Media Contact:
Robert Springer
President and General Manager, KHOU

About Houston Public Media
Houston Public Media is a service of the University of Houston and supported with financial gifts from the community. Houston Public Media combines broadcast and digital assets to serve residents of Southeast Texas with trusted local news and entertainment and national programming from NPR and PBS. With a combined weekly audience of more than 1.6 million, Houston Public Media is committed to delivering content that expands minds and possibilities with quality information.