“We’re going to make it available for them to solicit questions,” Bob Wise, General Manager of KOBI-TV NBC5 says, “and make sure that we’re hitting the topics that are important to them.”
2 years ago, NBC5 hosted a live debate between Governor John Kitzhaber and Rep. Dennis Richardson. We’re pleased to announce a similar debate will take place this October between Democratic Governor Kate Brown and Republican gubernatorial candidate Dr. Bud Pierce.
It’s the seventh debate NBC5 has hosted in the last decade.
“No other Southern Oregon television station has had any,” Wise adds, “so I think it shows our leadership in terms of wanting our viewers to have the information and be informed as we come into a very important election.”
The debate will take place on Thursday, October 13th, from 7pm to 8pm on NBC5. We’ll have more information on the format of the debate and how you can submit your questions as the date approaches.
Executive Producer Kristin Hosfelt anchors NBC5 News weeknights at 5 and 6. Originally from the Bay Area, Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from San Jose State University.
She came to KOBI-TV/NBC5 from Bangor, Maine where she was the evening news anchor. Kristin has won multiple journalism awards including Best Feature Reporting in the State of Maine. In 2017, her investigation on lead pipes in Medford’s water system was named Best News Series by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.
When Kristin is not sharing the news, she’s traveling, hunting down the best burrito, or buried in a Jodi Picoult novel. She’s also a Green Bay Packers shareholder; if you see her out and about she’d be happy to tell you the story of how a California girl became a cheesehead.