The live hour-long debate will air commercial free on Hearst’s ABC affiliate WTAE, which is partnering with The League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh (LWVGP) to host the debate between Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone.
“We are committed to providing citizens with the information they need to cast their vote in this special election,” said Jim Parsons, WTAE’s news director.
“Our mission centers on non-partisan voter service, citizen education and advocacy,” said Maureen Mamula, LWVGP’s president.
“The public deserves a chance to learn about the candidates’ position on major public policy issues through a high-quality, informative and robust debate.”
WTAE anchor Shannon Perrine will moderate the debate and will be joined by three expert panelists: Bob Mayo, WTAE reporter; Elaine Effort, freelance journalist and former KQV-AM Pittsburgh reporter; and Kathleen Kleinmann of The LWVGP.