BOSTON (September 25, 2018) – WGBH News will host the second 2018 Massachusetts Gubernatorial Debate between Republican Governor Charlie Baker and Democratic nominee Jay Gonzalez on Wednesday, October 17 at 7 pm at the WGBH Studios in Brighton. The hour-long debate will be moderated by Boston Public Radio hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan and will include a studio audience. The debate will air live on 89.7 WGBH Radio, WGBH 2 television and streamed on It will also be carried by Western Massachusetts’ public television station WGBY in Springfield.

“In today’s environment, public media remains a trusted source of news and information and we are committed to continuing to offer a forum for civil civic discussion,” said Phil Redo, general manager for WGBH News. “The debate will offer voters an opportunity to hear directly from the candidates on the critical issues of importance to our community.”

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WGBH News is among the fastest growing local news providers in greater Boston and draws on the talent of a multi-platform newsroom that includes 89.7 WGBH, Boston’s Local NPR, television and digital reporting. The WGBH newsroom continues to invest in substantive local coverage and has established dedicated desks for innovation, higher education and politics as well as unique partnerships to expand on that commitment, including with WNYC’s The Takeaway, PRI’s The World, the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, and The GroundTruth Project.

About WGBH

WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur and more than a dozen other primetime, lifestyle and children’s series. WGBH’s television channels include WGBH 2, WGBX 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH TV productions focusing on the region’s diverse community include Greater Boston, Basic Black and High School Quiz Show. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH, Boston’s Local NPR®; 99.5 WCRB Classical Radio Boston; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio (among them, PRI’s The World®), a leader in educational multimedia (including PBS LearningMedia™, providing the nation’s educators with free, curriculum-based digital content), and a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired audiences. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards and Oscars. Find more information at