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Here are the 2016 presidential debate moderators

Here's everything you need to know about the 2016 presidential debates.


Andrew Couts


Published Sep 2, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 2:51 am CDT

The people who will likely be blamed for ruining the chances of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and/or Republican nominee Donald Trump to reach the White House have officially been announced. 

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We’re talking, of course, about the 2016 presidential debate moderators. Here’s a quick rundown of who’s moderating the presidential and vice presidential debates, when the debates are happening, and where.

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Who: Lester Holt, NBC Nightly News anchor 

What: First presidential debate

When: Monday, Sept. 26, at Hofstra University; Hempstead, New York

Who: Elaine Quijano, CBS News anchor and correspondent

What: Vice presidential debate

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When: Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Longwood University; Farmville, Virginia 

Who: Martha Raddatz, ABC News chief global affairs correspondent and host of This Week. Anderson Cooper, CNN anchor

What: Second presidential debate (town hall event)

When: Sunday, Oct. 9, at Washington University in St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri

Who: Chris Wallace, anchor of Fox News Sunday

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What: Third presidential debate

When: Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Las Vegas, Nevada

Contact the author: Andrew Couts, [email protected]

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*First Published: Sep 2, 2016, 1:33 pm CDT