NBC‘s Kristen Welker, C-SPAN’s Steve Scully and Chris Wallace of FOX News will moderate the three presidential debates this fall. Wallace will lead the way as he is set to moderate the first presidential debate on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. Following Wallace, Scully will moderate the second debate on October 15, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Closing out the last debate, Welker will moderate the third debate on October 22, 2020 in Nashville.
In addition to the three presidential debates, Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence will meet on October 7, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah for a vice presidential debate. Susan Page of USA Today will moderate the event.
Four years ago I had the honor of serving as the back-up moderator for the ?@debates? 3 presidential and 1 VP. This year it is a privilege to moderate the 2nd debate at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami. ?@realDonaldTrump? ?@JoeBiden? OCT 15 ?@cspan? pic.twitter.com/lsQ1xxdEOk
— Steve Scully (@SteveScully) September 2, 2020
On the outside looking in, a member of CNN will not moderate a debate for the first time since 2008. ABC and CBS were also left out of the presidential debate moderator selections.
“We are grateful to these experienced journalists, who will help ensure that the general election presidential debates continue to serve their unique educational purpose of helping the public learn about the candidates,” the Commission on Presidential Debates wrote in a statement.