WBEN to air Virtual Congressional Town Hall from WIVB

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - In a continuing effort to provide the latest information on COVID-19 to the Buffalo and Western New York region, WBEN is partnering with WIVB and Nexstar to bring you a LIVE virtual Congressional Town Hall discussion on the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday evening at 7pm.

The one hour session will feature the Congressional delegation statewide, including Rep. Brian Higgins and Rep. Tom Reed from the western region of New York State. In all there will be eight U.S. Representatives from upstate New York congressional districts. 

The Town Hall will feature U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado (D-19), U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko (D-20), U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-21), U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-22), U.S. Rep. Tom Reed (R-23), U.S. Rep. John Katko (R-24), U.S. Rep. Joe Morelle (D-25) and U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins (D-26), who will address the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic and take questions from viewers across upstate New York.  Due to restrictions on large gatherings, the representatives will remotely join the exclusive broadcast and livestream. 

The virtual Town Hall will be hosted from the studios of WTEN-TV and WXXA-TV in Albany, NY, and bring together more than six million viewers in 49 counties across the state via live television broadcast and livestream video.  The exclusive live broadcast will air from 7 pm to 8 pm ET, and the livestream will continue until 8:30 p.m. ET.  Viewers will be invited to submit questions to the representatives via social media using the hashtag #NYCoronavirus.  Viewers can also email questions to News@news10.com.   

The full program will air in Buffalo on WIVB-TV and NewsRadio 930 WBEN.