As one of the hosts of the debate, Telemundo network positioned María Celeste Arrarás to participate as a panelist asking the candidates questions related to Latino issues.
Additionally, a team of anchors and reporters will be at hand to cover the event for several of Telemundo’s local stations.
Since the debate is taking place in its home turf, KTMD Telemundo Houston will have the biggest presence. Co-anchors Martín Berlanga and Paulina Sodi and reporters Ruby Guzmán, Roger Franco, Carlos Depavia, José Santos, Laura Diaz and Juan José Rodas have provided advance coverage and will be at the event.
This is the talent lineup sent from other local Telemundo stations:
KXTX 39 Dallas: news anchor Enrique Teuteló
KVDA 60 San Antonio: reporter Rigo Villalobos
KTLM 40 McAllen: news anchor Hugo Magallán
WSCV 51 Miami: reporter Marilys Llanos
KEYE Austin: Camila Bernal
The debate will be broadcast live on Telemundo network at 8:30 pm ET with a pre-debate show slated for 8 pm ET. It will also be streamed live on Telemundo.com, the Telemundo News App and on the Telemundo News YouTube channel.
Telemundo almost didn’t get to host this debate in Houston. Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus had decided to exclude the Spanish-language network in protest of CNBC’s “bad faith” handling of the Republican Debate in October.
The RNC agreed to have Telemundo back as a debate host last month, but it didn’t extend the same invitation to NBC.