PBS's Jim Lehrer, CNN's Candy Crowley and CBS's Bob Schieffer will host the three presidential debates this fall, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday.
ABC’s Martha Raddatz will moderate the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Romney’s newly selected running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), on Oct. 11 at Centre College in Danville, Ky.
“Newshour” host Lehrer will host the first debate on Oct. 3, hosted by the University of Denver.
“State of the Union” host Crowley, who will host the second debate, will be the first woman to moderate a presidential debate in 20 years, something House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) quickly noted on Twitter.
Very glad that the Presidential Debate Commission chose 1st woman to moderate a prez debate in 20 yrs. Congrats to— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 13, 2012
The last woman to moderate a presidential debate was ABC's Carole Simpson in 1992. PBS host Gwen Ifill hosted the vice presidential debate in 2004 and 2008.
The second debate with Crowley is set for Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.
The third debate will take place Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., hosted by Schieffer.
Lehrer and Schieffer have both hosted presidential debates during the last two cycles, and Lehrer hosted all three debates in 2000.
—Updated at 10:51 a.m.