Wednesday, October 24
7:00 – 8:00 pm ET
Broadcast market partners that will carry the debates statewide include:
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale — WFOR (CBS)
West Palm Beach ———WPBF (ABC)
Jacksonville ————— First Coast News —WJXX (ABC)
Tampa/St. Pete————WFLA (NBC)
Pensacola—————— WEAR (ABC)*
Panama City————— WMBB (ABC)*
Fort Myers——————WBBH (NBC)
*delayed by one hour and will air at 7 pm Central time
The live debate broadcast will also be simulcast on all Florida Public Radio member stations.
The debate will also air on C-SPAN 1 at 10:00 pm ET.
Moderating the debate will be veteran WPBF 25 News anchor and multi-Emmy Award winner Todd McDermott. McDermott previously did national correspondent work for CBS in New York, as well as anchored at the CBS flagship station there. Prior to that, he anchored and reported at stations in Washington D.C., Baltimore and Wichita. McDermott also moderated the 2016 U.S. Senate Debate that was broadcast statewide, on C-Span and NPR.
Isadora Rangel is public affairs and engagement editor at FLORIDA TODAY, part of the USA TODAY Network. She previously spent six years at Treasure Coast Newspapers in Stuart, Florida, where she covered politics and the Legislature with a focus on environmental and Everglades restoration policy. A graduate of Florida International University, she interned at The Miami Herald and was a member of the New York Times Student Journalism Institute in 2011. She was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Anthony Man is the Sun Sentinel’s political writer. Concentrating on local political people, parties and trends, he also covers state and national politics from a South Florida perspective. He previously covered Palm Beach County government and made repeated reporting trips to Tallahassee. He has also covered state and local politics in Illinois.