Moments ago the debate moderators for all 3 Trump vs. Biden debates were announced by the Commission on Presidential Debates. The moderator for the VP debate between Pence and Harris has also been announced.
The first Presidential debate scheduled for September 29th in Cleveland Ohio will be moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News.
The Vice President debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris scheduled for October 7th in Utah will be moderated by Susan Page of USA Today.
The second Presidential debate scheduled for October 15th in Miami, Florida will be moderated by Steve Scully of C-SPAN.
The final Presidential debate scheduled for October 22nd in Miami, Florida will be moderated by Kristen Welker of NBC News.
Welker has had some high profile exchanges with Trump. In January, Trump congratulated Welker on her new Weekend Today role.
Meanwhile, Chris Wallace has challenged Joe Biden to do a tough interview on Fox News but so far Biden has not accepted.
Wallace said in July “The fact is, the president is out there. He’s out there in this broiling heat with me for an hour, he took all the questions. You can like his answers or dislike them but he had answers and Joe Biden hasn’t faced that kind of scrutiny, hasn’t faced that kind of exposure.”
Chris Wallace of Fox News had high praise for Biden’s RNC speech.
“I thought it was an enormously effective speech.” Wallace said.
“Remember, Donald Trump has been talking for months about Joe Biden as mentally shot,” Wallace continued.
“I thought that he blew a hole…a big hole in that characterization… Trump is gonna have to run against a candidate, not a caricature.” he added.
Wallace’s review of Trump’s RNC speech was far more “mixed” in nature.
Wallace credited Trump with “some good lines” but also criticized his delivery.
“I have to say …. his delivery — and we have seen the president turn on a crowd — was surprisingly flat and it didn’t seem to have the bite that he usually does have in his speeches.” Wallace said.
Wallace also called Trump’s speech “far too long.”
JUST IN: Commission on Presidential Debates announces moderators.
• Sept. 29: Chris Wallace, Fox News
• Oct. 7 (VP debate): Susan Page, USA Today
• Oct. 15: Steve Scully, C-SPAN
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) September 2, 2020