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TELEMUNDO 31 IN ORLANDO TO HOST & AIR THE FIRST TELEVISED FL GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE BETWEEN ANDREW GILLUM & RON DESANTIS - IN SPANISH - ON OCTOBER 16

Telemundo 31’s debate will also be broadcast across all on-air/digital/mobile platforms by Telemundo stations in South Florida, Tampa, and Fort Myers

Carlos Rausseo, News Anchor for Telemundo 31 and Marilys Llanos, Senior Political Reporter for Telemundo 51 Miami will serve as debate moderators

WHAT: Telemundo 31 / WTMO, the Telemundo-owned station that serves Spanish-speaking viewers in Central Florida, will host, produce and air the first and only scheduled televised Florida gubernatorial debate between candidates Andrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis.

As the first local TV station in Florida to get the exclusive rights to air a debate between Florida’s gubernatorial candidates, Telemundo 31’s debate will also be broadcast and live streamed by Telemundo stations in South Florida (WSCV), Fort Myers (WWDT) and Tampa (WRMD), to help Florida’s Spanish-speaking audiences understand where each candidate stands on issues of importance to Floridians and Hispanics.

WHO:

Candidates: Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum and Republican nominee Ron DeSantis.

Moderators: Telemundo 31 news anchor Carlos Rausseo and Telemundo 51’s senior political reporter Marilys Llanos.

WHEN:

Taping: Tuesday, October 16 at 12:00 PM ET

Air-Time: Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 PM ET

Live stream: Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 PM ET

WHERE:

Debate location: The Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Orlando

Broadcast: Telemundo Stations in Florida:

  • In Orlando: Telemundo 31 (WTMO) on local channels 31.1 and 31.2

  • In South Florida: Telemundo 51 (WSCV) on local over-the-air channel 51.1

  • In Fort Myers: Telemundo Fort Myers (WWDT) on local over-the-air channels 43 and 43.1

  • In Tampa: Telemundo 49 (WRMD) on local over-the-air channel 49

  • In West Palm Beach: On Comcast channel 22

Live stream: Watch Telemundo 31’s debate online at Telemundo31.com, Telemundo51.com, and Telemundo49.com.

Apps: Through the Telemundo Florida stations’ mobile apps, which are downloadable on iTunes and Google Play stores by searching for the stations’ respective names.

Media guidelines for journalists who are interested in attending Telemundo 31’s October 16 debate will be provided to journalists directly. If you are a journalist who is interested in attending the October 16 debate, please email your name and contact information to Michelle Alban at limacharliepr@gmail.com.

For more information, visit Telemundo31.com.

About Telemundo 31
Telemundo 31 / WTMO is Telemundo’s local television station serving Spanish-language viewers in the Central Florida. Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo 31 delivers its audiences more than 10 hours of live, locally produced news each week across all platforms. WTMO’s newscasts feature local breaking news, real-time weather forecasts, and consumer reports and sports information. Telemundo 31 also airs world-class programming produced by Telemundo Network. Telemundo 31’s local news and information can be accessed by audiences across all of its platforms, including online at Telemundo31.com, through its social media channels, and on local over-the-air channels 31.1 and 31.2, Spectrum channels 62, 1011 and 1918, Century Link channels 31, 1031 and 3007. Advanced Satellite and Cable channel 66, Stellar Communications channel 91, MDU Communications channel 33, and Summit Broadband channel 15.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Michelle Alban
limacharliepr@gmail.com
(954) 554-7182