New York Mayor to Answer Viewer Questions on WNBC

By Kevin Eck 

New York NBC-owned station WNBC and Telemundo station Telemundo 47 will be giving viewers exclusive access to Mayor Bill De Blasio.

Ask the Mayor airs quarterly on WNBC. Its first broadcast will be Sunday, April 17 at 10 a.m.

Anchor Chuck Scarborough and I-Team reporter Melissa Russo will moderate the show where De Blasio will give “his views about current topics, including education, health care, housing, civil rights and criminal justice and also discuss the current political scene at the state and national levels.”

“NBC 4 New York represents the best in broadcast journalism, with a clear, uncompromising commitment to the communities and neighborhoods we proudly serve,” said Eric Lerner, president and GM of WNBC. “In this spirit, we look forward to Mayor de Blasio joining Chuck Scarborough and Melissa Russo for this informative public affairs program, and offering our viewers the answers to their many questions.”

Telemundo 47 will air a discussion with the mayor on its newscasts during the week of April 17. De Blasio will speak with anchor Allan Villafaña about topics concerning the Hispanic community.

WNBC says questions can be submitted starting today by going to the station website, Facebook page or on Twitter.

Viewers can also submit questions through NBC 4 New York’s news tip hotline by calling 866-NEWS-244, or by emailing their questions to