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Chris Wallace Will Moderate First Trump-Biden Debate


The Commission on Presidential Debates has officially announced the moderators for all 3 presidential debates betwen President Donald Trump and Democrat nominee Joe Biden.

Additionally, they have also revealed the moderator for the vice presidential debate between VP Mike Pence and Kamala Harris.

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace will moderate the first presidential debate in Cleveland, OH on September 29th.

Susan Page of USA Today will moderate the vice presidential debate on October 7th in Utah.

The second presidential debate in Miami, FL on October 15th will be moderated by Steve Scully of C-Span.

The final presidential debate, also held in Miami, FL will be held on October 22nd and moderated by Kristen Welker of NBC News.

Here's Deadine with the announcement of the moderators:

Fox News’ Chris Wallace, C-SPAN’s Steve Scully and NBC News’ Kristen Welker will moderate the three presidential debates between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, and USA Today’s Susan Page will be at the helm for the vice presidential debate.

The Commission on Presidential Debates, a bipartisan group that has organized the debates since 1988, announced the lineup on Wednesday.

Wallace, anchor of Fox News Sunday, will moderate the first presidential debate on Sept. 29 from Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic. He also moderated a presidential debate in 2016. The format will be more traditional, with nine segments of 10 minutes each. The moderator will pose an opening question and the candidates will have two minutes to respond. Then there will be a longer discussion of the segment topic.

Scully, the senior executive producer and political editor at C-SPAN Networks, will moderate the event on Oct. 15, to be held at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. The format will be that of a town meeting, with questions posed by uncommitted voters from the South Florida area.

Welker, co-anchor of Weekend Today and White House correspondent for NBC News, will moderate the Oct. 22 debate at Belmont University in Nashville. The format will be the same as the first debate.

Page, Washington bureau chief for USA Today, will moderate the Oct. 7 vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris.

Chris Wallace interviewed President Trump back in July, and didn't shy away from the hard-hitting questions.

Wallace also called Joe Biden out for his verbal gaffes in an interview back in March, where Biden forgot who was interviewing him.

Fox News has more on Chris Wallace moderating the first debate:

“FOX News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace has been selected to moderate the first presidential debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the non-partisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced Wednesday.

Wallace will moderate the first debate, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 29, in Cleveland.

Other moderators announced for future debates are Susan Page of USA Today, Steve Scully of C-SPAN and Kristen Welker of NBC News.

Wallace won wide praise for his performance moderating a 2016 debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton. That was the first time a Fox News anchor had been selected to moderate a general election debate.

“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. Each individual brings great professionalism to moderating and understands that the purpose of the 2020 debate formats is to facilitate in-depth discussion of major topics,” CPD co-chairs Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., Dorothy S. Ridings and Kenneth Wollack said in a statement.

Regardless of the moderators, will Joe Biden even be capable of answering questions in complete sentences?


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