WASHINGTON (AP) — Representatives from Fox News, C-SPAN and NBC will moderate the upcoming debates between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
According to the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates, the moderators will be:
- Chris Wallace of Fox News for the debate Sept. 29 in Cleveland.
- Steve Scully of C-SPAN for the “town meeting” debate Oct. 15 in Miami.
- NBC’s Kristen Welker for the debate Oct. 22 in Nashville, Tennessee.
The commission also announced Wednesday that USA Today’s Susan Page will moderate the vice presidential debate on Oct. 7 in Salt Lake City with Vice President Mike Pence and Democrat Kamala Harris.
There was no immediate reaction from either campaign to the selections.
Trump and Biden have said they will attend the scheduled debates, which are meant to offer voters to opportunity to see the contrast between the candidates on live television.
The first and third presidential debates will be divided into six 15-minute segments, according to the CPD. Each topic for the segments will be selected and announced by the moderator at least one week before the debate.
As for the second presidential debate, the format will look more like a town hall meeting and questions will come from residents of the Miami area.
It’s still unknown what the audience will look like at these debates (if there even is one), or whether the candidates will be in-person or appear virtually.
Trump’s team has tried to pressure the commission to move up the debates, citing increased use of early and absentee voting because of the coronavirus.
Ainslie Cromar contributed reporting to this story.
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