Milwaukee TV station to host mayoral debate

WISN 12 News will host its Commitment 2022 coverage series of debates. The first one will be the Milwaukee Mayoral Debate on Friday, March 18, from 7 p.m. – 8 pm. Adrienne Pedersen, WISN 12 News anchor and host of WISN’s award-winning public affairs program Upfront, will moderate the debate in the WISN 12 News studio. The live event will feature Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson and former Alderman Bob Donovan, who are the two candidates for Milwaukee Mayor.

“Milwaukee will be electing a new mayor for the first time in more than seventeen years. This is a significant election with Milwaukee facing a number of many key issues over the next several years,” said Jan Wade, president and general manager of WISN 12. “Through WISN 12’s Commitment 2022 coverage, voters will gain deeper insight into where the candidates stand on the many important issues that will affect our community.”

The debate will be broadcast on WISN 12 and livestreamed on the free WISN 12 News App. It will cover a wide range of pressing issues that affecting the Milwaukee area. The candidates will have an opportunity to address their positions on a number of topics such as crime, public safety, education, policing, and more.

“This debate is a perfect example of the important local coverage that viewers rely on from WISN 12 News,” Pedersen said. “It’s our responsibility to help voters make an informed decision before they head to the polls in April.”