The Presidential Debate Commission has announced its list of moderators for the Presidential debates and there is one glaring omission. No CNN anchors are present on the list.
Controversially, Fox News host Chris Wallace was chosen to moderate the first debate. [READ MORE: Fox News’ Chris Wallace Picked to Moderate First Presidential Debate]
According to The Daily Wire:
Fox is in while CNN is out.
Wallace will moderate the first presidential debate in Cleveland on Sept. 29. The second, a town-hall debate, will be moderated by C-SPAN’s Steve Scully in Miami on Oct. 15. And the final debate will be moderated by Kristen Welker of NBC and will take place in Nashville on Oct. 22.
For the one vice presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), USA Today’s Susan Page will moderate the event, which will take place in Salt Lake City on Oct. 7.
“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,” Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., Dorothy S. Ridings and Kenneth Wollack, co-chairs of the non-partisan CPD said in a statement.
Wallace who has been known to be critical of President Trump has also expressed frustration with Joe Biden. Wallace said about Biden, “continues to lead with what I’ll call the basement strategy. I don’t think you can hide from now until Election Day. I just I just don’t think it’s possible.” He said it is the craziest thing he has seen in his decades of covering politics.