A Fox News anchor will moderate a presidential debate for the first time in the network's 20-year history, marking a milestone for the most-watched cable news network.
"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace will moderate the third presidential debate Oct. 19, the Commission on Presidential Debates said Friday in a statement. "NBC Nightly News" host Lester Holt will moderate first debate on Sept. 26. ABC "This Week" co-anchor Martha Raddatz and CNN's Anderson Cooper will moderate the second debate Oct. 9.
The debates will give Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump the opportunity to make their cases to large TV audiences heading into the election on Nov. 8.
The Commission on Presidential Debates is a private group funded by the communities that host the debates and by corporate, foundation and private donors. Moderators are chosen based on experience and are responsible alone for choosing the questions. Campaigns don't have a role in selecting moderators.
Trump has been a frequent guest on Fox News, though he famously clashed with Fox anchor Megyn Kelly when she moderated a debate during the primaries.
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