Kathy Hochul’s Inaugural Address as New York Governor will be broadcast live on August 24 at 3 p.m. by THIRTEEN, the flagship PBS station of The WNET Group serving the New York City metropolitan region. WXXI (Rochester) and New York Public Media present live coverage of incoming Governor Kathy Hochul’s virtual address to the people of New York State live from the Red Room at the New York State Capitol in Albany, NY. Hosts Evan Dawson and Randy Gorbman of WXXI News will be joined by WXXI and New York Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Karen DeWitt for analysis.
Hochul has served as Lieutenant Governor of New York State since 2015, serving with Governor Andrew Cuomo, whose resignation after allegations of sexual harassment by multiple women is effective at midnight on August 24.
Hochul is from Buffalo, NY, and has been involved in politics for many years, rising from a town board member in Hamburg to U.S. representative of New York’s 26th Congressional District from 2011 to 2013. She will become New York State’s first female governor and has announced she plans to run for election to the office in 2022.