Here’s Who Will Be Moderating Each Of The Presidential Debates This Fall
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will go to head to head during three presidential debates ahead of the election this November.
Here’s who will moderate each one.
Lester Holt, the 57-year-old anchor for “NBC Nightly News,” will moderate the first debate between the two candidates at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Monday, Sept. 26.
Trump has proposed having no moderators at any of the debates — especially because he thinks Holt will be encouraged to go tougher on him.
“I really liked doing it, but I never debated professionally or from a political standpoint before but I enjoyed that process and I look forward to the next debate,” Trump said during an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Thursday night. “And Lester [Holt] is the moderator. I think it’s going to be very tough for Lester because, frankly, I thought Matt Lauer did a fantastic job.” (RELATED: Trump: Matt Lauer Did A Fantastic Job Moderating The Presidential Forum)
“They’re trying to game the system by saying that Trump won the debate because Matt Lauer wasn’t as tough on Trump as he was on Hillary Clinton. And that wasn’t it. He was very tough on me, he was tough on her. But they’re trying to make it so that Lester is going to come out and be really tough on me. I think it’s unfair. I mean, they’re trying to game the system.”
Anderson Cooper, the 49-year-old CNN anchor, and Martha Raddatz, the 63-year-old ABC News anchor, will moderate the second debate, which will be held at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. on Sunday, Oct. 9. (RELATED: Forum Between Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Produces Solid Ratings)
Trump has also said he doesn’t think Cooper can moderate fairly.
“I don’t think Anderson Cooper should be a moderator, because Anderson Cooper works for CNN and over the last couple of days, I’ve seen how Anderson Cooper behaves,” Trump told the Washington Post in a recent interview.
“He’ll be very biased, very biased. I don’t think he should be a moderator.”
Chris Wallace, the 68-year-old Fox News anchor, will moderate the third and final debate that will be held in at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Nev. on Wednesday, Oct 19. (RELATED: Hillary Clinton Is Now Fundraising By Attacking Matt Lauer)