The Commission on Presidential Debates has picked its three moderators for each of the presidential debates in October as well as a moderator for the vice presidential debate, according to Politico. Among the moderators is CNN's Candy Crowley, who will be the first woman to moderate a presidential debate since 1992. The commission has not yet confirmed the picks.
PBS's Jim Lehrer will host the first presidential debate on October 3 in Denver, Colo. CNN's Candy Crowley will host the second, town-hall debate on October 16 in Hempstead, New York. CBS's Bob Schieffer will host the third debate on October 22 in Boca Raton, Fla.
ABC's Martha Raddatz will host the vice presidential debate on October 11 in Danville, Kentucky.
TPM confirmed with CBS and ABC that their anchors were selected, and CNN confirmed Crowley's role in a tweet.
Earlier this month, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for a woman to moderate at least one of the debates, pointing out that it has been 20 years since a woman helmed a presidential debate.
She tweeted again upon news that Crowley would host one debate:
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