Fox News host Chris Wallace has been picked by the Presidential Debate Commission to moderate the first presidential debate between President Trump and Joe Biden.
The debate is scheduled for September 29th.
According to Fox News:
“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.
Other moderators announced for future debates are Susan Page of USA Today, Steve Scully of C-SPAN and Kristen Welker of NBC News.
Wallace was widely praised for his performance moderating a 2016 debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton when he became the first Fox News anchor to be 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.
The first debate will consist of six, 15-minute segments, on topics selected by Wallace. The topics will be announced one week prior to the debate.